Wednesday, March 8, 2006

mountain trip

Pat and I took another trip today. This time we did hit the mountains. We went up to Cloudland Canyon. It is a beautiful park up on Lookout Mountain. In the summertime you can see hang gliders all over in the canyon. I just could not decide which picture I liked best so I give you all of them!

On our way, first stop was Subway. I wanted to eat before heading up the mountain because this time of the year there may not be anything open to get anything to eat. After eating down the road we go, past the road to the dump and up the mountain! I love going up this mountain even though it has sad memories for me. I lost a friend on these curves.

The weather was great. A perfect day for riding in the mountains. Soon we are on top and into Cloudland Canyon. A state park not to far from our house. In the summertime you can see people hanggliding thru the canyon. Sometimes you hear some tragic stories about accidents up here, a cave in or a fall, maybe a glider gone down in the wrong place.

Looking over the bluff we decided to take a bit of a hike. At the bottom of the canyon is a waterfall. The roar of the water could be heardduring our hike down the canyon. Soon we get a glimpse of the water. Seeing the little bit that we saw just made us more determined to see it. Down we go deeper and deeper into the canyon. Soon we find the water and follow it up stream. There it is, the waterfall. It is not a real big one but none the less it is beautiful. The water beneath it is almost emerald green. At the top, the sun is reflecting on the water causing it to sparkle like millions of diamonds. Now it is time to head back up the mountain! Finally we get to the top. We learned a valuable lesson today. Before going on a hike... remove your leathers! Now it is time to head home.

What a wonderful day.

Now it to finish dinner. I have a roast in the oven and the smell is driving me crazy!

19 comments:

  1. We eat at Subway a lot, lately.  It's very diet-friendly.  On Tuesdays they have some bargains, too... at least in my area.  So we went yesterday.

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  2. wow beautiful country but heck here its still not warm cold winds ugh and misty rain

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  3. By the way, some of those pictures made me feel like I was in the Ozarks, around Branson, Missouri.  Very nice, even this time of year.

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  4. I loved all your pictures. That is one trip I would love to go on if I were physically able to do so. Thanks for sharing your trip and pictures wih us. Helen

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  5. Very pretty! I really like the waterfall pictures.

    xoxo

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  6. I really enjoyed the pics, as always you make your readers feel as if they are on your shoulder along with you for the ride, every moment of it. Glad to hear you had another fun day with Pat. Darn it, though, lol all your pics and stories make me yearn for spring and summer here! However, here we had snow 2 days ago and rain ever since, forcasted to get rain for the next few days, grrrr. So no trips to any state parks for us for a while. Hope to hear more from you soon! Love You!

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  7. Celeste
    Good news to hear about Pat's sister.  Glad she made it through okay.  What a wonderful ride and hike the two of you had.  I absolutely loved the pictures!  Thanks for sharing all of them with us.  The trip around to Sullivan's Landing sounded nice too.  Oh, and yes, I agree.  Remove all chaps before hiking!  Ouch!
    Sam

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  8. Enjoy your dinner!  So glad the two of you had an awesome day.  It's good things were where you weren't all worried.  -  Barbara

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  9. Sounds wonderful!

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  10. great pics!!!  I loved seeing you.

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  11. what a wonderful road trip. I can't wait for the weather to get nice here so we can get our bike out. I love the mountains, awesome pics, thanks for sharing with us :),I enjoyed!!!

    angelrose

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  12. Glad you had such a nice time. Paula

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  13. It all sounded so fun and I so enjoyed the pictures.  Dinner sounded great as well.  I need to have a roast soon.  I hope all is going well with you.  You sound as if you are having a lovely time.  GBU, TerryAnn.

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  14. ally123130585918March 9, 2006 at 4:22 AM

    Sounds like you had a lovely trip and the pictures are great thanks for showing them all  ~  Ally

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  15. Beautiful pictures Celeste. I am happy you both had a great time in the beautiful outdoors.
    Linda

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  16. since I am not a biker nor a hiker LOL...it made me a bit weary to read this blog...LOL..but the falls and scenery are just beautiful....even this time of year...can only imagine the beauty in spring and summer...glad you had such a good time...Hugs...Ora

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  17. Hi Celeste,  those photos are great, what wonderful scenery you have there.  The waterfall was stunning!  I`m glad you had such a lovely day in a beautiful spot, you both look so happy there. :o))

    Sandra xxxx

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  18. Thanks for the hike. It is still very chilly and very winter-ish here. I count the days till I can get out and hike in some mountains!!

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  19. Loved the pictures and glad you had a really nice ride and hike!  

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