Econo Lodge Ft. Payne
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Cassie flew in from Palm Beach, but didn't get to Atlanta until late at night
We went to eat dinner in the city
Got lost trying to find our car - Scary!
Ended up getting Steak and Shake
Drove to Cloudland Canyon and went camping with Alicia and Matt
Beautiful mountains and views!
Hiked down the canyon to the waterfalls
Went swimming in the waterfalls
So cold but ...
... and very quiet.
Speed limits a bit confusing, my Satnav said 70mph and everyone seems to be doing that, but the signs said 55mph.
As usual all the signs had minimum speed limits too.
Got to Fort Payne and it was shut!!! Followed some Trail of Tears signs to a Cherokee Chief's home, called the Andrew Ross house. The house is now privately owned, although photographs of the outside are encouraged.
There is more to this story, as I may get to ...
Oh, my word! What a glorious day after a cold, damp, dark one.The temperature today reached the mid seventies. It was perfect weather to be in a marina and take a long walk. The neighborhood around the marina is lovely. Most of the homes have kept their trees, making it seem as if one was in a state park. So I walked the entire neighborhood, looking at homes, docks, fall foliage and the lake. It gave me plenty of time to ponder the odd sign I saw in the ...
... of help when we tied up and ended up with a nice neighbor who is a livaboard. He also has a black standard poodle who is 16 years old. It made us pine for our puppy.
Tomorrow Diesel Don is coming so I will have to get up early. Someone else (I won't mention names) gets up before the crack of dawn so it will not be an issue for him. We actually have a bit of a schedule these days because we just discovered Wilson Dam will ...
... in of the Fall season and a great place to witness the changes in nature.
Cloudland Canyon was less then an hour's drive from Fort Oglethorpe. There were three different routes to get there, but naturally I took the one which appeared to be the most obscure. It was a beautiful drive. The journey began with a steep ascent up the east side of Lookout Mountain which gave way to a straight shot on the plateau of the very large mountain. While the high elevation point of the ...