Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day Trips

I am on vacation this week. Yay! It has been eight months since I've had a week off from work, so I was more than ready for some rest and relaxation. I made a list of things to do, but it includes mostly fun things to do with the grandchildren and lunch with friends, etc. Yesterday my daughter and grandson and I went to Desoto Falls, which is less than a two hour drive from where we live, right on top of Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga. We also went on a scenic drive through the Little River Canyon and stopped at several overlooks. I even ran into a friend and her husband riding their motorcycle through the hills. Talk about a small world! Our little day trip and stopping for lunch on the way home, was less than eight hours. I had time to pick up paint at Lowe's and made it home in plenty of time. I plan on going back in the fall, wearing comfortable shoes and when the weather is cooler.

I have to say that Alabama has some beautiful scenery. Who would have guessed that we have canyons and waterfalls and gorgeous scenery only a short drive away?

 
The gorge at Desota Falls

 
Desoto Falls

 
Little River Canyon Falls

 
I took this picture of my grandson, the budding photographer.
Don't worry, it's the camera angle.

 
One of the scenic views of Little River Canyon

 
This waterfall is over 100 feet long.
Next time I hope to walk on the trail and get views from the bottom.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wedding in the Woods

My niece got married this past weekend at a state park. Here are a few photos I took.



"All things grow with love"


The little country church


My sister did the reception. This was the children's
table and only part of the wonderful food she made.


The bride and groom displayed wedding pictures of
their parents and grandparents.
I thought this was very nice.



The bride and groom left in this vintage vehicle.







Pictures

Growing up in my era we didn't take a lot of pictures. Of course, there were the school pictures, which I dreaded, and Mom rarely bought...