Quite true IDP. Having been a professional photographer (the best time of my life was freelancing for two years in Knoxville in the 70's), I have often said that each region an state does have its beauty and my images bear that out. I took a two week photo excursion to Arizona, Utah, Colorado & New Mexico last year and the beauty I recorded was very inspiring. I have many images from Tennessee and elsewhere in the country and one can simply not see it all but can appreciate the beauty throughout the fruited plain.
And Predator Don you are certainly correct that politically, Memphis is a ball & chain on true conservativism but there is a lot of history, good food and good music to keep it in the fold. But having two RINO's representing the Volunteer State is very distasteful. I used to teach in the HS that Alexander attended and he is thought of as a political god to those people. He certainly is a decent man but like many who attend the big Methodist church next to the HS in Maryville, they have been contaminated by the plague of "Social Justice," even in east Tennessee. Even one of my best friends in Maryville (my former principal) has been contaminated by Social Justice dogma.