Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Least I Could Do...

Since I provided you with my lovely little tirade on Saturday, I thought the least I could do was share a few photos of the homes that I fell in love with.

If I could live on this property, I would move tomorrow...the views are breathtaking...


I could sit on the front porch of this home all day...


The grist mill still works and was operating while we were there.  We purchased some cornmeal.  I'm looking forward to trying the cornbread recipe they gave out with the cornmeal.  Watch for a post on that later.


The path to Cades Cove is a long and winding road...nope, the Beatles are not my favs...


This was another beautiful home...full of the loathsome grafitti...


Someone left their Bible...

 
There are two Baptist churches and one Methodist church in Cades Cove.  At one time, there were two Methodist churches.  Why two?  Because they couldn't get along back then either.  Two families got mad at each other which split the church. Thus, a new Methodist church was born.



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  1. Cades Cove - one of our favorite stops when we went to the mountains growing up. It is gorgeous in autumn.

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    1. Oh my goodness….it is indeed gorgeous in the fall! Nothing can match those colors!!

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  2. And you could screen in that porch, and be a peace, from roving flying insects. :-)

    Well, the person who left the bible, was a nicer visitor than the icky grafitti people.

    Living there, I'd have to be singing "Country Roads" (John Denver) all the time!!!! I used to sing that, driving over some local country roads, going the area airport, for flying lessons. :-)

    Tessa
    P.S. You can rant any time you wish. Or need to do so. This is your blog. Don't feel you have to "make up" for so doing. Tessa sezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...... :-)

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    1. I love that song. While we were walking around, I was humming "Sunshine On My Shoulder" by John Denver...LOL. It was just so peaceful and serene! The screened-in porch would be a necessity because of all the bees. I found out they used to raise bees for the honey, so I suppose all of the bees that are there are descendants of the old bees. :-)

      And yes, the Bible was much better than the graffiti!! You are so right, it is my blog and I don't have to make up for my rants. Thank you! :-)

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  3. So with you on just sitting on that porch and looking at that beautiful view. Have a great day.
    Kris

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    1. It was a gorgeous view. I could have sat there all day…daydreaming! :-) In the fall, that view is breathtaking!! Thanks so much Kris…hope you have a great one also!

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    2. Or I could have sat there with my broom shooing the vandals away! :-)

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  4. Screened porch, rocking chairs, beautiful view; Cades Cove sounds perfect to me! Looking forward to the cornbread recipe!
    hugs, Christine

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    1. It was so peaceful, even with the cars driving by and people coming and going. All we needed was a fiddler and some stew in the pot to go with that cornbread! :-) Hugs!!

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  5. What a charming area and you're right, the views are stunning!

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    1. It is such a sweet, sweet place…..so relaxing. In this area, every single hotel is sold out during the fall months…people go just to look at the “fall color”!

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  6. I love your blog and Cades Cove, too!

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    1. Thank you Kay! I do too...it is such a great place!

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  7. Wow, so rustic but so charming! Looks like a beautiful part of the country!

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    1. AnnMarie, I do think you would love it. And yes, they left it very primitive when they included it in the state park. No electricity, no cell phone service. The only modern amenity in the 11 mile loop is the restroom and gift shop. We think the gift shop runs off of a generator.

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  8. Maybe someone left the Bible hoping that it would encourage better behavior? I hope it does.

    Beautiful pictures of lovely old homes :)

    xo

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    1. Thank you ma’am! I would like to think it encourages people to not write on the walls also! :-) Hugs!!

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