Friday, June 5, 2009

Ocoee Whitewater Center

Wayne and I (and Petey) took a little day off last week to go play. We went to the Ocoee Whitewater Center in Copperhill, TN which is about 30 mintues north of us. This is the place where the 1996 Summer Olympic watersport games were held. Last time we were there the dam had been relased so the water was CRAZY and deep. This time is was like a lazy trickle. The difference was amazing. We packed up our backpacks with some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (one for Petey too!) and some water and headed off. Then it promptly started to pour down rain as soon as we got to TN. Nice.

Well, we went anyway and the rain let up long enough for us to have a nice little hike and sit by the water for a bit and let Petey play. I tell ya, that dog LOVES the water. He has a dip in the pond here at least once a day.












All in all it was a fun trip and we had a great day. I hope everyone has a great weekend!














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8 comments:

Roadchick said...

I've rafted that river - it can get pretty wild but it sure is fun!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

thanks for taking us with you!

superwoman_4002 said...

that looks like so much fun!! :) I can finally play after next week!! I have final exams and then i am DONE!!! well, til next fall anyways lol ;)

Sarah B. said...

It looks so beautiful! Glad you had fun!

grace said...

Oooh! I actually white water rafted the whole Olympic stretch AFTER the Olympics. It was awesome!

You gotta love a dog who loves the water. :)

Turtle said...

sounds nice!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

What a beautiful day you had:)Hugs Darcy

Jane said...

Jim and I were up there a few years ago when the river was full. It was so much fun to see all the people kyaking (ok, that's not spelled right!) Looks like you had a fun day, too.