Review of Bristol, Virginia

Beautiful but Boring
Star Rating - 10/21/2011
The terrain of this place is beautiful. You can see mountains and hills. If you like a small town you will probably like it. I don't care for the downtown; it's like one long street. It's mostly made up of antic shops but does have a few places to eat and a few places you can have coffee. It has 1 really great bakery donut shop but if you get something you don't like don't even try to get your money back or you will get a "no" answer. They have free music playing downtown every Tues and Thur from like 7pm to 8:30 or 9pm. But I think they don't have the music during the cold season except all year around (I think) they have free (donations welcome) bluegrass music at Bristol, TN mall starting at 7pm (like to 9pm). This is a low crime city although there's probably some bad neighborhoods like any city. Nobody ever bothered me and my son. If you are hungry you can get good free meals at the 2 soup kitchens. I met some friendly people here. But my son and I been depressed and unhappy here so we are moving on soon. Unfortunately we don't have a car. If you have a good car it might not be so bad since there's probably lots of neat, beautiful place you could drive to. Gatlinburg, TN (never got to go) and the great smoky mountain national park isn't that many miles from here.
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