Friday, November 14, 2008

My Corner of the World

Chattanooga!!! Well, ok. It's not exactly my corner of the world but it's only 1.5 hours away! We went to Chattanooga the other day to go to Sam's and the clay store. We went to the clay store, got so tied up talking to the girl that worked there (for like an hour) because she is a local music junkie, so she knows Ian, and because she is a knitter. We got so tied up talking to her in fact, that we FORGOT TO BUY CLAY!! Can you believe that?!?! I mean, we didn't go there specifically to BUY clay - we wanted to check out the store in Chattanooga - but seriously, if you have to drive 1.5 hours everytime you need to buy clay, don't you think you would buy some while you were there?? Sheesh.

OK - pictures - that's what you came to see. Here is the drive up there which goes right next to the Ocoee River and Lake Ocoee. VERY beautiful!

As you can see, the dam had not been released for a while. I don't know about you but this does not look like fun kayaking to me! When they release the dam and the river is high, you can't see a vast majority of these rocks.

Then, on the way home we stopped at this old abandoned copper mine in Copperhill, TN which is right across the GA/TN border (about 15 minutes from our house). I just thought this place was kinda cool so I thought you might think so too!

And here is a beautiful tree we took a picture of last week in downtown Blue Ridge right in front of the train.

Have a great weekend everyone! I have fun stuff for you on Monday!!!!!


LittleWit said...

Lovely photos. That tree is simply gorgeous.

Roadchick said...

I've whitewater rafted down the Ocoee and it's definitely a wild ride. There is no WAY I would go down in a kayak. It sure is gorgeous though.

The copper mine poisoned the river for a long time, but life is slowly starting to come back - there are fish again, and there weren't for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you for the pics, they are breathtaking! I adore the tree, it is so gorgeous!!

ktb38 said...

Pretty pics! That tree is lovely!