Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our Mountain Trip-The Last Episode

I am sure you are all sick of hearing about our trip to the mountains.   But I need to chronicle the best part.    After leaving Ga, we traveled over the mountains to Tellico Plains, TN.   We then drove out the Cherhola Skyway which is a beautiful stretch of highway that runs from Tellico Plains TN to Robbinsville NC.   Here the leaves were in full color.

We camped at a campground called " Indian Boundary"  in the Cherokee National Forest.    It is remote enough that there was no cell service or internet service for 5 days.     It was wonderful being unplugged.    

This photo is of the beautiful lake at Indian Boundary.   There was a hiking trail around the entire lake and we hiked all or parts of it each day.   

We met our dear friends, Bill & Barbara to camp there and had such a good time with them.

I just had to show you this next lovely picture of my friend Barbara's backside.   She was in the creekbed, looking for salamanders to use for fishing in the lake.   Apparently fish love them, I just loved catching her on camera.

We had a camp fire everynight, but on our last night we spent an evening with some other campers we met.  My husband loves to play the guitar and is always up for what I call a "pickin' and grinnin' " session.   It was loads of fun.

On the last morning there as we said goodbye to our friends, Bill and James serenaded us to a wonderful rendition of "Jesus Loves Me"    There was some joke in there about how we didn't appreciate their sense of humor so early in the morning, but it was okay because Jesus loved them.  lol

 While leaving Indian Boundary, I did a little quilt block hunting.   On the side of the welcome center is the first quilt block I found on a small portion of "The Appalachian Quilt Trail".  If you have never heard of it, look it up.   It takes you to all kinds of places.    We only got to do a few on this trip.

One of particular note was in the town of Athens TN at the wonderful coffee shop.

 My barista made me a wonderful Carmel Latte and thru in the latte art.
 Don't forget the Antique Mall,

We arrived in Murfreesboro and spent some time with DBIL& DSIL and went to the Grand Ole Opry.    If you get this close to Nashville, you just gotta go to say you've been.

The show was good and Little Jimmy Dickens who is almost 90 still seems to be going strong.

I checked out a couple of fabric stores on my trip, but have been trying to cut down on the fabric spending.  
There is a cute shop in Murfreesboro called Quilt Connection and I bought way to much fabric.    It is a great shop and if you are ever in the area, you should stop by.

We headed home through Alabama and didnt stop except for gas & food, so I dont have any pictures from the trip home.   I will show you my fabric purchases and the plans for some of them in my next blog.   Hope I didnt bore you too much, but had to get it documented for posterity.

Have a great weekend and I will catch you later.

May God Bless you and Keep you and your families
in the palm of His hand.



Kim D. said...

Great Photo's Janice. Just stopped by from Stephanie's blog. Nice to meet you! I signed up to be a follower. Kim

Janice said...

Thanks Kim!

I have not been blogging very consistently for very long so I haven't been pursuing followers. But I am going to try for 15 blogs per month starting in November, but we will see.

Thanks for stopping by.