I don't live in East TN/Oliver Springs anymore.
However, this video made me sad when I saw it.
There is so much potential in Tri County/Oliver Springs/Windrock.
To see people driving ATV's through our scenic mountains and to see the amazing and majestical mountains of East TN.
This is not what our forefathers, Native Americans, and GOD intended for our sacred mountains.
When are people going to regain pride in what is sacred and good about being East Tennessean?
I grew up in Oliver Springs and the quaint town I remember that had so much pride in being clean, drug free, and friendly seems like a memory.
Maybe it's the generation of greed, self serving, and where America has lost it's innocence.
What's it going to take to become proud again?
Being the town of ATV's is not our answer. It's a short term fix that only helps a select few.
Oliver Springs has the ability to transform Windrock mountain into a resort ( not gatlinburg like), but a place where people can vacation, bed and brekfasts, hotels, and be a clean destination that would actually employ hundreds of locals assisting in bring the quality of life.
Take a look at these views. How do we get people to come spend their money here, lodge at nice hotels, build nice summer restaurants, and make Oliver Springs more than a gas guzzling destination.
It's morally correct we reverse what we've done and assist as many people in Oliver Springs in raising the quality of life.
Here is the video: