Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I am posting early because….well I got things ready and why not keep my peeps guessing what time I will post next LOL
On our way back home we went through David Crockett State Park. It is a nice park. Like the one we last stayed in it is big. They have swimming pools with diving boards (closed), restaurant (closed) Not sure if they are closed for the season or just plain closed because the state cannot afford to run them. They have camping and a lake. They also have a visitor center with programs on nature and life back in the day. It was a pretty ride. We also saw deer and turkeys.
- Look carefully between the barbed wire and see two deer. It was getting late so the camera was working hard.
The sky was beautiful last night too. I love to watch the clouds.
We worked on a few things around the house. It is a bit breezy with Isaac coming this way. They seem to think we will miss most if not all of the rain here. We will wait and see.
About David Crockett and this park.
David Crockett was a pioneer, soldier, politician, industrialist and was born near the little town of Limestone in northeast Tennessee in 1786. In 1817, he moved to Lawrence County and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia, and as state representative. Along the banks of Shoal Creek, in what is now his namesake park, he established a diversified industry consisting of a powdermill, a gristmill and a distillery. All three operations were washed away in a flood in September, 1821. Financial difficulties from this loss caused Crockett to move to West Tennessee where he was elected to Congress. While in Washington, he fought for his people's right to keep land they had settled on the new frontier of West Tennessee. Crockett died at the Alamo Mission in March of 1836 while aiding the Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
It is our 43rd wedding anniversary today. We have had a great 43 years together and are planning on many many more. We have two wonderful kids and six fabulous grandkids. We are now living the life we have always planned and having a wonderful time doing it together. Traveling all over the USA.
He is my very best friend in the whole world and I love him more now than ever. Thank you Roger!!!! We are going into town to have dinner tonight and no it is not the usual McDonalds, I don’t think.
I have to let you know that I am having to switch how I do my blog. I would put a because after that last sentence and explain why, but I really do not understand why myself. This morning I went to a program we have called Picasa. It is the program I put all my pics in and fix them up for you to see and then I put them on my blog with a click of the mouse and now the mouse or the click does not work. So Rog and I figured another way, but it is a lot of work. Maybe after I learn it and how wonderful the new way of doing things is I will get faster and better at blogging.
We went driving around the resort today and took some pics of the place. This is one of the pool areas. The other pool is closed for repairs or for the season. I am not sure which. It is not heated….so we may not go in, I will have to see how it goes later and I may venture into the cool waters.
This is a pic of the barn. They store the hay wagon. Certain times of the year they will put hay on it and pull it around the resort giving hay rides to all. I am not sure what else happens there, like dances etc.
In the trees near the lake we spotted this picnic table and a nice hammock in the trees. This is here for all to enjoy.
This is part of the Town Hall complex. This is were most of the activities happen. Like Saturday they are having roast pig and all the fixens. Don went into town today and came back with this beauty. It was delicious.
We went kayaking today too. I forgot to put the memory card, interesting memory and forgot, in the camera so… does not work too well. So you missed a Great Blue Heron shot that was fab. The underside of a helicopter, neat. And many pics of us on the lake. Next time.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
We stayed in the resort today. It is a big place and we did drive around to see the place and I took some pics, but I can not get them to load into the blog. I hate computers, yes I do, We are going kayaking in the morning. AIS at 8. I found these cartoons on facebook and loaded them a while back for times like this. I have some peeps that just look at the pics so these are for them. LOL great
I know I posted this one before, but it is pretty neat.
Monday, August 27, 2012
While outside talking we witnessed and interesting sight. First I heard and then saw an air tanker either refueling or practicing refueling with a helicopter. It happened so fast the first time I did not get any pics. But they came again so now we think this is a practice refueling. Got my pics. If you look close you can see the hose and white nose (very technical military talk) coupler to connect to the helicopter for refueling.