and antique places in Guntersville.
This was the Spring salad with grilled chicken and dijon vinaigrette.
bullet casings; don't you think?!
I hope your Saturday was as wonderful as mine! =)
When I was a kid, we often brought the boat to Guntersville to ski.
Once we went all the way to Chattanooga in the boat, ate at the Choo Choo, and came back home.
I always knew when I saw this sign, coming off the mountain, that we were almost to the Lake. I've never seen another runaway truck ramp.
I took this picture thinking someone might recognize the Cargill plant shown in the back if they looked carefully. I always hated skiing past it--it was scary. I actually never liked skiing at Guntersville, it's too big, and always had a lot of wake from the wind. I preferred the Coosa River in Gadsden.
Yes, we were in Gadsden---who was it that got it right?
We ate an early lunch and then went to Noccalula Falls.
This is Noccalula, she was an Indian princess.
I've been under the falls, when I was much younger, and didn't mind getting wet and muddy. I lived in Gadsden from 1981 to 1985, and the summer after my freshman year in college; then my parents moved away.
Random side note: When we lived in Tallassee, there was an emu who ran loose in the area, a few times a year,we'd see him strolling through the yard.
There are many miles of walking/biking trails, but we stuck to the main park paths. Jenna doesn't do so well hiking.
Emma Sansom statue. At 16, she aided confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men, to cross the river. Union Col. Streight had passed through the area earlier and destroyed the only bridge. The confederate soldiers were then able to catch up to Streight, and capture him and his men the next day.
This mural is in the parking lot behind The Choice restaurant on Broad St.
Jake was home, for a day. We went to McWane and watched the IMAX Panda movie.
-let's not think about the germs he encountered.
P.S. The mural is on 3rd Ave N and 19th St, to the right of the front of the McWane building.
Seventeen days without a dishwasher!!! (but we were gone 3 days)
Random note of the week; I made spinach-feta-salmon burgers----yum.
This was in June of 2011 at Sandestin, FL.