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Pat & Ashley's Excellent Adventure

To celebrate our region and TVA's 90th anniversary in 2023, TVA Historian Pat and Social Media Specialist Ashley took an epic road trip, visiting TVA generation facilities, employees, local landmarks and attractions across seven states that make where we live and work a great place to be.

Two Pat & Ashley videos earned the American Public Power Association’s Award of Merit as part of the organization’s Excellence in Public Power Communication Awards.

Come Along for the Ride

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Part 1

Pat and Ashley check out one of the most unique power plants in the world, enjoy a classic eatery, and learn more about ancient lake sturgeon at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Chattanooga, Tennessee – Part 2

There was just too much to see in Chattanooga for one episode! Pat and Ashley check out beautiful Rock City and learn a thing or two about nuclear power at Sequoyah.

Nashville, Tennessee

Enjoy Music City as Pat and Ashley tour the Grand Ole Opry and Third Man Records, learn how TVA helps Vanderbilt reach its carbon-neutral goals, and volunteer at Second Harvest.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Pat and Ashley visit the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, see how Wilson Dam helps power the region, and try to catch a bass for the record books on Wilson Lake!

Northern Alabama

Pat & Ashley go up, up, and away as they learn the history of the Muscle Shoals Sound at FAME studios, dine overlooking Wilson Dam, and take to the skies with TVA's aviation team.

Northern Mississippi

Pat & Ashley get a key to the city of Tupelo, TVA's first city and the birthplace of Elvis! They also visit the Caledonia plant, the Golden Triangle group, and a Boys & Girls Club.

Memphis, Tennessee — Part 1

Go wild with Pat and Ashley at the Memphis Zoo and find out how the Allen Combined Cycle Plant operates on both gas and solar to help keep the lights – and A/C – on.

Memphis, Tennessee — Part 2

Continuing in Memphis, Pat and Ashley tour the National Civil Rights Museum, learn the meaning behind November 6 Street, and enjoy some world-famous Memphis BBQ.

Western Kentucky 

In the great state of Kentucky, Pat and Ashley visit Kentucky Dam, feast at Patti's 1880's Settlement, and explore the recreation and wildlife at Land Between The Lakes.

Bristol, Tennessee

Pat and Ashley are in the Tri-cities. They check out the Bristol Caverns, shop downtown Bristol, and even learn how to fly fish at South Holston Dam.

 

Blue Ridge, Georgia / North Carolina

In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Pat and Ashley visit historic Hiwassee Dam, stock up on apples at Mercier Orchards, and look for Sasquatch at Expedition Bigfoot.

Knoxville, Tennessee – Part 1

Back home in Knoxville, Pat and Ashley volunteer with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Tennessee River.

Knoxville, Tennessee – Part 2

Pat and Ashley wrap up their adventure by discussing TVA's future at the Clinch River Nuclear site and TVA's past at Norris Dam. Thanks for coming along for the ride!