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Monday, July 11, 2011

Rafting on the North Carolina-Tennessee Border

Good morning,

The image above is fuzzy because I snapped it as we were moving along about 70 miles per hour. 
Immediately after we crossed from North Carolina into Tennessee we pulled off the highway and onto a bridge where we had taken pictures of the river below several years ago.
These beautiful flowers were on a tree growing below the bridge. 
 Shortly after we pulled in this bus flew past us on its way up stream with customers ready to ride the rapids below.
 This is the view of the rapids downstream from the bridge...
 ...and just then from upstream we spotted a rubber raft...
 ...with six people aboard.
 This seemed to be some sort of training event...
 ...concluded from the conversation we could overhear and the lettering on the side of the raft.
 The water was fast so the people moved quickly toward the rapids below us...
 ...where these folks handled the rapids with ease.
 Back on the road we found ourselves behind a horse and wagon.  Ok, it's horses in a trailer...
 ...and it wasn't long before we found ourselves in Dandridge, Tennessee, and our Hampton Inn for the night.

After being at sea for ten weeks where there are so many beautiful things to see and do, it is such a pleasure to see something different and the beauty in these mountains.  Driving home from the port and seeing all of this is so much nicer than flying over it.

Tune in tomorrow for more of the journey home.

Best,
Lois


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21 comments:

Sherry said...

Wow! Only you would arrive at just the precise time to catch shots like these!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Sherry!

I thought of you while we were there, too! :)

Cathy said...

Hello Lois
Good to know you are back on dry land, home with the family and friends you love.
Don't always get time to drop in personally but I always enjoy seeing (courtesy of my reader) what sights you come up with - makes me feel as if I've journeyed along with you.
And of course you know the best thing about land travel is that there is no weight limit.... what would you do without all that crafty stuff to bide the time away lol
Lovely to see

texwisgirl said...

a really nice way to 'ground' yourself again after 10 weeks at sea. :) that's a mimosa tree with those beautiful pink poofy blooms. :)

EG Wow said...

River rafting is a hoot to watch! Lucky you to be there at the right time.

Diana said...

I'll bet it is a real treat to see all of the beautiful countryside! We had one of those trees in our old yard. I don't know what it's called but we used to call it a Butterfly bush as there would be butterflies all over it! Just beautiful!
Love Di ♥

Montanagirl said...

I agree, that was perfect timing to capture some really neat rafting photos. Oh and by the way, your header photo is gorgeous!

Erin Wallace said...

White water rafting is so exhausting but so fun! Love your header; gorgeous lily.

Leontien said...

yeah i know those flowers! last year when we visited the smokey mountains i saw them and we took pictures! i thought they were very very pretty!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

Mama-Bug said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of TN. I so wish I were there right now! Those lovely blooms are Mimosas.

Elaine said...

Beautiful country to travel through! Your new header is fabulous! I can't wait until you get home and we get to smell the fresh baked bread.

karen said...

I agree that the drive must be so much better in terms of seeing things, especially the rafting! That looks so exciting.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Is this the Ocoee River?

Lois Evensen said...

I'm not sure what river it is. Perhaps someone else will know. We were pretty much out in the country with few signs when we got off of the highway.

Gunn said...

Wow, never seen a bus like that....
Great image!

J Bar said...

A great day out.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Dee said...

Love the red bus! :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks for sharing these. I wish I could swim. I'd try this.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Brave souls!!!!

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

River rafting--what absolute fun on a hot, hot day!


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chubskulit said...

Gorgeous photos! I would love to experience water rafting.

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