Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall In The Mountains!

I want to thank all of you for the kind comments about little Tiger breaking his arm.  He is doing great and not letting it slow him down much at all!

Last week I took a trip to the mountains to enjoy some Fall weather and pretty leaves!
We stayed in this great little motel in North Carolina!   It was nice and so reasonable!  
We had breakfast and headed out!
This was our first time driving this skyway and it was so pretty!
The Cherohala Skyway (Tennessee State Hwy. 165 and North Carolina 143) links two small towns and follows a mile (1.6-kilometer) high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains. Designated a National Scenic Byway shortly after it opened in 1996, the skyway is the costliest road in North Carolina. It took more than three decades and $100 million to build, but many say the views along the route are worth it. You can complete the drive in as little as two to three hours, but take your time. This route was built for sightseeing. The highway clings to four peaks over 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in elevation and nine peaks above 4,000 feet (1,219 meters), offering—when the often-fickle weather permits—amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls. The Cherohala Skyway climbs high into the Smoky Mountain air, ascending from an elevation of just over 930 feet (283 meters) near Tellico Plains to 5,390 feet (1,643 meters) at the road's highest point, the Santeetlah Overlook. Nearly half of the elevation change comes in the ten-mile (16-kilometer) stretch after Tennessee–North Carolina state line.

We were past the peak of the leaves, but still lots of pretty colors to enjoy!
We took our time and stopped at many of the pull offs to take photos!
Such a gorgeous view!  My photos don't do it justice.  We took a picnic lunch and stopped and ate cold fried chicken and it was so good!
The sky was so blue!
Mr. C and I had a great time! 
We are thinking of going again in the Spring! 

I'm joining Seasonal Sunday
and 
Kathe with an E for


Wishing you JOY,

Linda


41 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

Gorgeous scenery! Love the dots of red here and there.
Brenda

Marigene said...

Happy to hear Tiger is doing well.
Beautiful scenery...ours is about done for with the wind/rain we have had recently. I guess the next thing will be that white stuff falling!
Have a wonderful week, Linda...

Donna said...

What gorgeous photos,Linda! I just love North Carolina, those mountains are so pretty. Glad you had a great time, sorry about poor little Tiger!!

Katnip Lounge said...

TREES!!! I don't see lots of those anymore. =)

So happy to read Tiger is doing fine.

Nellie said...

One of the most beautiful spots on earth, Linda! Of course, I am a bit prejudiced in my opinion.:-) It sounds like you had a wonderful time!
xo Nellie

Jill said...

That's some beautiful scenery!

Kathe said...

Gorgeous and it looks so peaceful Linda! I'm glad you got to get out & about and enjoy it :-) Hugs to tough little Tiger <3

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You look so wonderful happy and content!! Glad that Tiger is doing well! YES!! the beauty is breathe taking and the camera never does it justice - but your photos are lovely just the same!! Thank you for sharing!

Melanie said...

I hadn't read your previous post yet so I didn't know Tiger broke his arm. I'm so sorry to hear that - poor little guy. :-( Your pictures are stunning...what beautiful views!

Chatty Crone said...

Glad Tiger is doing so well. And those photos you took were absolutely gorgeous. I am glad you went - sorry you missed us though. sandie

Sarah said...

Good news that Tiger is doing well. He is such a cutie!
Your trip sounds like a nice get away. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous images. Beautiful fall color.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Tiger's such a cutie! Looks like you had a beautiful trip:@)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful scenery ! Lovely ! Little Tiger looks so cute..as always :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am so glad y'all got to do this. How lovely!

xo

Sheila

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Gorgeous scenery, Linda, and a lovely photo of you, too!

ARod Rodriguez said...

kids are so resilient glad to hear he is doing ok wow that drive looks stunning what a wonderful day it must have been thanks for sharing

Claudia said...

Gorgeous, Linda.

Give Tiger a hug from me - poor little guy!

xo
Claudia

the cape on the corner said...

gorgeous!

20 North Ora said...

Pretty scenes. So sorry to hear about Tiger's arm. I am behind on my blog reading. Bless his heart. He seemed to handle it very well.

Judy

Susan said...

That was a lovely post, Linda. What a nice excursion, cold chicken picnic lunch and all. Was glad you and Mr. C were able to experience that!

Take care and thanks for all your visits to my blog! Susan

Diann said...

Wow, gorgeous scenery! So glad you and Mr. C had such a nice time!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those mountain views are gorgeous! Looks like a nice place to go- I need to make a trip out that way! (Who's Mr.C)? 😊

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those mountain views are gorgeous! Looks like a nice place to go- I need to make a trip out that way! (Who's Mr.C)? 😊

Audrey said...

Good news that Tiger is doing good.
Thanks for taking me along on your trip. The color is beautiful. We don't have this kind of color in Texas but I remember the beautiful color in Michigan.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so happy to hear that the little Tiger is doing well. This is something he sure won't forget. Love all your beautiful pictures Linda. Sounds like you had a great getaway.

Vicky Hunt said...

What gorgeous photos Linda...I am happy you got to go to the mountains. I wanted so badly to go see the leaves, but it just wasn't possible. Maybe next year! Love that picture of you too....you look beautiful and perfectly content! Have a blessed week my friend!

Hugs, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a beautiful view of the mountains and the fall leaves!! I definitely need to visit NC some day! Sorry to hear about the broken arm. Poor sweet baby.

Lady Linda said...

Hi LInda, so glad that lsweet little guy is doing well. LOVE the pix of your adventure. Tell me again where you live. I have never been to the Carolinas, but would love to travel that way!
Linda

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I'm so glad to hear little Tiger is doing so well. Nice for you to take a trip - it looks so pretty there and look at you being so cute and all.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cheryl Lawson said...

Hi Linda,
What a beautiful foliage trip you had to North Carolina...love your photos. Hope little Tiger is feeling better.
Cheryl

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love the mountains in the fall! Love your photos...glad you had a great time and that Tiger is doing good!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Poor little Tiger! I hope he heals up quickly. I'm glad you got to make the trip while there was still some pretty color. And look how pretty you look in blue! The scarf felt good, I bet! We are back in FL...and glad to feel the warm sunshine. There are snow flurries in NC today! Sweet hugs Sis!

Joyce Olson said...

Linda,
Absolutely beautiful-I love the North Carolina mountains-they are spectacular. Oh and by the way you look lovely in blue!
Hugs,
Jemma

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Can't believe that I missed the post that Tiger had broken his arm. So happy that he is doing well. What a gorgeous drive. xo Laura

Vanessa Morgan said...

What a nice trip. It looks so beautiful out there.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful views on your trip. Fall is over here. Some cold temps and wind chills too.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks like a little piece of heaven!
Gorgeous pics, so glad you had a good time. Best to poor Tiger:(
Hugs,
Patti

Art and Sand said...

Those pictures of the lake are beautiful.

Shelia said...

Thanks for popping in to see my little felties. Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sue said...

Fabulous picture of you lady....you look wonderful!!

Annesphamily said...

Gorgeous scenery Linda! You are a traveling gal! Love your shares.