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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Li'l Visit To My Great Smoky Mountains

We went on a day trip in the Smokies last week and visited a few places we don't see often.
We actually wanted to show off Clingman's Dome to one of my sisters, but the road was closed so we went on toward the North Carolina side of the Smokies.
This pool of water flows icy cold from Mingus Creek. In 1872 part of it was routed......through a wooden flume to power the newly built Mingus Mill. I was enthralled by the flume, such crafty work!I won't tell you everything about it because it's an interesting place to see for yourself when your visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.
Just a peek inside the mill at the flour bolter.A few of you have mentioned that you'd like to see more pictures of our mountains, and I'm pleased as punch to comply. :)
There's a different view from every angle of the lens.One of my favorites from our trip. (Click for a bigger pic, y'all.)
If you missed the Good Fences offering in this post check out the second photo from the top. ;)
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23 comments:

  1. pretty mountain photos ! I almost got carsick as I looked at your beautiful mountain photos, it was like I was riding along in your car! lol!

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  2. SIGH..........
    :)

    I'm so happy you got to visit my blog. Now that you know where I am don't be a stranger.
    Townsend!!!!! I'm sooo jealous. When I was kid Mom and Dad looked at some property out there..way before it built up to the way it is now... but it was the early 70's
    and they weren't sure. LOL..everytime we go down they could kick their selves. I remember an old camp with a lake we drove by several times back off the main road...Laurel? I think it's become a log home community, but anyway when the movie Friday the 13th came out I saw the place they filmed the movie and I could swear that was the same place.
    We usually stay out on 40 at the Ramada Express and drive thru the back way to you all and on to Cades Cove. (I have an Aunt and Uncle that live in Knoxville so it central to everywhere we go)I love the drive from Rich Mtn Rd back to there.
    Well, I better get back to work..the flower arrangements won't put themselves together.
    SIGH.....I can just smell that air and hear the water rushin...oohhhh

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  3. Another Smoky Mountain lover here, we were there last weekend, there is always something new to see and do.

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  4. Those pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your road trip with us.

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  5. Howdy, Mum. I see the mountains were quite smoky, that day. I think the second and third mountain pictures from the bottom were my favorites. Fraught with drama, you know. Especially the next to last one.
    TTYL
    love,
    me.^)

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  6. Enjoy your photos! Several years ago on the way back to the Midwest from a NC/SC visit, my sister & I drove through the Smokies and then up to Greene Co TN where my dad's family lived in the 1800s. We both commented that the area just "felt like home." So your photos made me "homesick"! :-)

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  8. I haven't been to the Smokies since November and I miss them! Thanks for letting me visit thru your photos.

    I've tagged you with a Sunshine Award (see my blog), for adding sunshine to my blogosphere.

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  9. The photos are beautiful. So lush and green, lovely indeed. You and your family continue to enjoy a lovely summer.

    Smiles....

    Beverly

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  10. My hubby and I keep talking about taking a trip east, so I can see the Smokies. He's been there many times on his business travels, but never to simply sightsee, and I've never been there. His 'people' come from the Kentucky area, so we could visit some old cemetaries, as well as civil war sites while in that part of the country. Your pictures have renewed my determination to make that trip happen!

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  11. Looks like a great place to visit! Hope all is well with you. I'm not doing so good with the blogging these days and I miss it. Slowly but surely I hope to get back into the swing of things :) Happy 4th!

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  12. Dropping by to wish you and your family a lovely 4th of July!!

    Smiles....

    Beverly

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  13. Thanks so much Tea for praying for my Dad. His surgery was a great success!! He is home and on the mend! God is so good!! Thanks again.
    Suzanne :)

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  14. beautiful! i'll have to add it to my list of places to see!

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  15. just gorgeous views you have! thanks, dearie, for sneaking in that fence! :)

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  16. Love all your photos...perfect.

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  17. The Smoky Mountains are near the top of my bucket list! Beautiful photos!

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  18. Beautiful mountains and a nice fence

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  19. Wow how beautiful an area. I used to love to visit the different areas around Tennesse when I traveled to visit my daughter in Big Rock Tennesse.
    I thought it was kinda neat to be able to say I went to Paris when I visited her. Beautiful state for sure.

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  20. Love the mountain shots and the mill! I miss these things a lot! :-(

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  21. I love the Smoky Mt's. been there a couple of times. one of my favorite places is Cade's Cove. It is so peaceful there.

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  22. Very pretty country. That flume was so cool looking.

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