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Monday, August 31, 2015

A Different Route

 We took a different route to the apple orchard in Cosby, Tenn. this year and noticed this sign along the road.

There just aren't many covered bridges in our neck of the woods so we decided to have a look at it.

Love the setting and the simple construction of the bridge.

You did want to drive through, right?

It was a bumpy ride, but just look at those boards and the windows.  Bridge heaven.  Sorry about the light - these are all cellphone pics.

In previous apple orchard posts, here, here and here, the focus was on the orchard and the many offerings at the market, but not this time.  It's time to see the gate.  

A fitting one, I say.

Well, maybe just one pic of the orchard.

On the way home we drove by this building, yes, that's a goat on the roof (click for big pic), and there were many others up there. The place is called Goats on the Roof, but the attraction is the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. I had never heard of it, but I like the idea.  No, we didn't ride it, but I found this video posted by someone who did.  If you'd like to try the coaster out from right where you are go here.  (no affiliation w/ the business or the video)

Remember the stack of zinnia cloths I crocheted with proper "open disc florets" (lol)  when I first discovered this pattern?  Well, here are three zinnia cloths with obscure open disc florets.  O.O

 What's for dinner - homemade chili relleños, refried beans and the best ever chunky guacamole.  Delicious.

Have a great week, y'all.
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