A particular highlight in the career of Margaret Suanne Bone is her stint with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, where she served as the legislative liaison from 2007-2010. Joined by Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Margaret Suanne Bone had the ability to travel throughout the state of Tennessee and enjoy its scenic environment. From popular tourist attractions to hidden treasures, she appreciates all the state has to offer.
Margaret Suanne Bone was introduced to a number of urban and rural communities during this time, and interacted with governmental, civic and chamber leaders in each region of Tennessee. As an assistant for the annual Governors Conference on Tourism, Margaret Suanne Bone had the distinct pleasure of visiting Kingsport, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro and Gatlinburg.
In addition to these travels, Margaret Suanne Bone also felt grateful to spend time in other regions of the state including East Tennessee, West Tennessee, the Tri-Cities and the Upper Cumberland. She notes that car transportation is often the chosen option for Tennessee travelers, but they can also move across the state by plane, train or bus.
After completing her tenure with the Department of Tourist Development in 2010, Margaret Suanne Bone began working with the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) in 2011. In her spare time, Margaret Suanne Bone takes the occasional weekend trip to the less populated areas of Tennessee.
According to Margaret Suanne Bone, the possibilities are endless in Tennessee. One of the most beloved locations in Tennessee is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which boasts millions of guests each year. Featuring more than 1,000 square miles, the park is home to rare, unique plant life and beautiful rainforests.
Margaret Suanne Bone also enjoys all the entertainment venues—especially the Grand Ole Opry—which showcase world-class pickers and singers from bluegrass, Americana, country and roots music. Among the various museums, battlefields and historic parks in the state, her favorites include the Tennessee State Museum and Point Park of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, which is located on Lookout Mountain.
During her regular trips throughout Tennessee, Margaret Suanne Bone appreciates the opportunity to dine on some of the authentic Southern cuisine. Homestyle cooking, with dishes like barbecued ribs, fried chicken and country vegetables, is served in nearly every town or village. Both the White Bluff Apple Butter Festival and the Grainger County Tomato Festival draw large crowds annually for their food vendors as well as their arts and crafts exhibits.