Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mini Vacation

It has been sooooo hot around here that Joe and I decided to take a few days off and head for the hills, the hills of Tennessee. We left Wednesday night, spent the night at our cabin in Blue Ridge and on Thursday morning took off for Falls Creek Falls State Park. It is a little over an hour north of Chattanooga. We got there about lunch time on Thursday, with neither one of us remembering that we had traveled into a different time zone. On well, it really didn't matter since we were on vacation. We spent Thursday afternoon hiking around the falls and the gorge. It is really pretty there, but unfortunately not a lot cooler, the temperature was actually about the same there as it was here. While hiking around the gorge we did spot a deer having a late afternoon snack. The next day we did some more hiking, went to a lecture on the weapons that were used by the Native Americans that lived in the region. It was great just to get away. I even managed to cross the swinging bridge there at the park!! I am really afraid of heights especially things that swing over water, but I did it. Not once but twice, I had to if I wanted to get back to our car.

On Saturday morning we drove to Chattanooga and spent the afternoon at the Aquarium. I know we have a really big aquarium here in Atlanta, but I actually like the one in Chattanooga best.
It was wonderful just to get away for a few days. I am heading to Mississippi tomorrow to stay with my mom for a few days, then bring her here for a couple of days, then we are going to Savannah to visit with my brother. The next week is going to be very, very busy. Hope everyone has a great fourth, since I probably won't be blogging too much in the next week.


Gretchen said...

So glad you had a nice getaway to the mountains. Enjoy all your trips!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Your bravery knows no bounds..Hiking, swinging bridges, heat, nature...hmmmm.

Have a safe trip all over the place!! Stay cool.


Becky said...

Glad that you were able to sneak in a mini-vacation. Congrats on mastering the swinging bridge! Looking at your photo is a bit of a challenge for me.

Enjoy your time with your Mom and brother!!!

Susan said...

I'm really afraid of swinging bridges. I was really scared crossing one in Cherokee as a kid. The week after we crossed it, it fell, killing several people! I'm glad that you made it safely across and back. How neat that you got that shot of the deer! I hope that you have safe and fun traveling next week.