Monday, November 07, 2005

A Nice Saturday



Saturday, the in-laws came up for a visit. We decided to take a picnic lunch at the Brown County State park. Figuring this was the last weekend to catch the changing leaf colors, we hurried out even though the cloud covers looked like rain. Luckily we got no rain, and even the sun poked its head out now and again.

We had a very lovely picnic, with quite a spread. There was the organic, rosemary bread, honey roasted ham and turkey, with our choice of several fine cheeses. Amy made a little fruit bowl filled with fresh apples, walnuts and blue cheese. We had fresh tomatoes, dill pickle kettle chips, and some chocolate no-bake cookies to top it all off. A picnic to perfection it was.

There wasn’t a lot of variety in the colors of the trees; we got lots of yellows and oranges, but very few shades of red. What we lacked in variety was more than made up for in brightness.

You wouldn’t know it from the drive, but the park is actually over 1,000 feet above sea level. It is often called the “little smokies” and looking down into some of the valleys I can see why. A light fog drifted over much of the thick covered trees filling the valley and mountain side.

After lunch we took a nice 1.25 mile hike down into a valley and over to one of the two small lakes. It was a refreshing hike, and though my out of shape body was tired in the end, it felt good to be exercising again.

After the hike we drove around the rest of the park, stopping to take pictures at most of the sight seeing ledges, and headed home.

A lovely day it was.

16 comments:

bigsip said...

Very nice, Brew.

I wish we could have all been there picnicking with you.

It sounds like elaxation to the Nth degree.

Jamison said...

...and envious of you I am.

I am looking forward to some woodsie time. After my wife gets all her work done, I am renting a small cabin somewhere in north carolina in the mountains.

Ill blog it, but there will be no pics of me flying in the nude.

Charlie said...

Then what's the point, Jamison?

Brewster said...

www.jamisonflyingnude.com

For all your naked flying jamison needs.

mullinz8 said...

Brew, that sounds like a wonderful time. East TN is hitting its peak this and the coming weeks. There are fire red leaves with bookends of yellow and orange laid against a back plate of rich green pines that just send the mind reeling. Last night the day closed with wispy, rippling clouds of citrus orange with violet highlights. It was so vivid that Caleb from the back seat of the car just stared into the sky.

Jamison said...

Typical Stubbs comment... SHHHHhhhh lets all be quiet or we might scare him away (holding a pretzel in my hand, arm extended to stubbs).. its okay! see? food! yeah! c'mon stubbs! this way!

bigsip said...

I can hear Stubbs talking like an Ewok...

"Yub nub! Gootah!"

Jamison said...

(Brew hiding behind tree with a big burlap sack, ready to capture the elusive stubbs as jamison lures him closer to Josh, who is dressed in a female stubbs costume)

mullinz8 said...

That's bound to be the funniest image I've had in my head for weeks.

tnmommieof2 said...

hahaha!!!

Jamison said...

(Stubbs perking up, eyes wide open, turning toward the sound of Julianna laughing... stubbs runs off into the deep dark woods...)

JULES!!! You SCARED him!!!

(Jamison eats pretzel out of frustration, brew drops the sack, sip cant seem to get the female-stubbs costume off)

Diana said...

The idea of Josh dressed up like me cracks me up! There's an image to think about when I'm having a bad day!

Jamison said...

no no no, you misunderstood... he wasnt dressed as you, he was dressed as a female stubbs.

Kind of like when bugs bunny dressed like a female rabbit.

bigsip said...

Man, this thong is riding up!

Brewster said...

How did my nice story about nature and Autumn, turn into such perversion?

Jamison said...

stubbs made an appearance and it I let it go downhill from there... :^(