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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tellico Plains, TN


Yesterday I shared a few pictures from George's surprise birthday trip in March of 2008. Today, I'm backing up some to my birthday in August of 2007, the year I turned a whopping SIXTY FIVE. As you probably know by now, George and I love to 'surprise' each other with little trips. George has a HARD time surprising me since I'm a "nosy-rosy" person!!! ha.... BUT in 2007, he definitely surprised me BIGTIME.

We got in the car and he drove me from one direction to another ---making me guess along the way where we were going. Then, he'd turn around and go somewhere else. I had NO IDEA--and he loved it. We finally got there though ---and I finally found out that he had rented the cutest little romantic cabin that I'd ever seen--- in the mountains near Tellico Plains, TN from August 3-6, 2007.

What does a 65 year old woman do for her birthday???? WELL---she's gets spoiled rotten by her man. We ate, slept, played in the hot tub, hiked and found some new waterfalls. Hope you enjoy my birthday that year ---through our photos. Above is us standing in front of that cute little cabin. Below are more!




The cabin was private ---and we enjoyed sitting on the little porch.





The cabin was really only one large room plus a bathroom. The kitchen/dining area was on one end of the room and the living/bedroom was on the other end.




This girl was so happy since her Sweetie was doing something special for her outside...... Wonder what???????




He was cooking her a big steak on her birthday!!!! YUMMY!!!!





After a delicious dinner, we sat on the porch and opened cards and gifts.




Since we were there for 3 days, we went hiking and searching for waterfalls one day. This picture is George standing beside the raging Tellico River.




After checking out the scenic Tellico River, we drove up the mountain on the Cherohala Skyway. At about 4000 feet, we stopped at a pull-off and hiked to a gorgeous waterfall. This one is 80 feet high and its name is Falls Branch Falls. Since we were high up in elevation, this hike was not too hot. We really enjoyed it!!!




On another day, even though it was about 91 degrees outside, we hiked down into a deep canyon (2 mile hike) to find this waterfall, Conasauga Falls. This was in the Hiwassee Ranger District of the Cherokee National Forest.





This is not a very good picture ---but I included it so that you could see my RED face. We thought it was hard going down into the canyon in that heat --but it was much harder going back up... I made it though -----because I knew there were two special things waiting for me....???





Here's one thing that was waiting for us..... OH---that felt so refreshing.... AND...





THIS!!!!!! Does this one need any explanation?????? ha ha ha

Do you think I had a great birthday trip?????? You betcha!!!! It was incredible---just like every other minute I am with George Adams.

Hugs,

55 comments:

Salitype said...

oh! must have been a wonderful surprise!

such lovely cabin and the falls are enchanting....and the lady is beaming with joy,can't blame you.

Darla said...

showing us a little private moment are you? Just wonderful Betsy...your marriage to George is such an inspiration! I just looked over your last post too. All of the waterfalls are beautiful.

Jayne said...

Betsy, you make me grin from ear to ear! :c)

♥Kathy♥ said...

LOL Betsy I think George should be made to give lessons in how to throw a birthday surprise for his wife to other husbands.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

What a DELIGHTFUL time you and George had!! I just love reading about the exciting times you have had in your life, Betsy!! It is an escape...it takes me away to another land. Kind of like reading Adriana Trigiani's book about Big Stone Gap. omg...you can certainly tell us women who were from the beautiful places in life, can't ya!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

I got to thinking Betsy..you know, you could print off all these posts you have made, for your sons one day...they can look back and reflect on the beauty you had in your life. Like a biography...but a little more graphic.

Beth said...

Oh Betsy, what a wonderful birthday! I agree with Kathy---other husbands could learn a LOT from George. Such a romantic! You two are so inspiring---what a sweet life you have. You are blessed---and we are blessed to witness it. :-)

Sandy said...

That is without a doubt the most beautiful part of Tennessee. We stopped in at the Charles Hall Museum in Tellico Plains just a few weekends ago, but we were dismayed to find it closed for the day. Just gives us an excuse to go back again!

Busy Bee Suz said...

this is such a wonderful birthay shared with your wonderful husband. I love that he could try to fool you...nosy rosy!!!

Susie said...

Betsy this is such a cute post! I enjoyed all of it. That looks like a wonderful place. I could see myself hanging out there for awhile.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Becky: How could it get better, cabin, mountains, falls and a big steak. I'm in for that trip.

Roses and Lilacs said...

It is really great that you both enjoy the same things. Beautiful photos of the waterfalls.
Marnie

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Great fun...and good for George being able to keep the secret of where you were heading. Sure looks like he knows what you like!

Bill S. said...

Sounds like you two had a blast. I love the story!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

I love that you surprise each other with trips. For someone with the travel itch, that is just perfect!!

JKoenig said...

You guys find the neatest places to go and stay. Yes, that looked like one "special" birthday!

Hope this is a great day too!

Small City Scenes said...

What a happy birthday surprise. You two are so nice to each other---just for photos and our benefit. LOL--Thanks for the memories. LOL
Very neat shots. MB

cherie said...

ms. betsy! hahahaha! i love the tub photo! of course, i love all the others, too! gosh, you are the cutest couple ever! there has to be an award somewhere that says that!

Vicki ~ FL said...

What a great love story....you two make so many of us jealous of your relationship and the things that you do together. I'm in agreement with Kathy and others about George giving lessons to the men in our lives :~}

Dorothy said...

Just Great, Betsy! You are one luck girl! Looks like so much fun!

Arkansas Patti said...

You have really found a keeper. That George is one romantic fellow.
That cabin was perfect and the hot tub a great way to end a day of hiking.
This fellow was worth the wait. Keep enjoying each other and sharing with us.

Rosa said...

You two are absolutely precious. Cheers!

Thomas said...

Happy birthday! Your husband sounds like a very thoughtful man. I'm sure you two have had your fair share of adventures and many interesting stories to tell.

Connie said...

You guys are just great. What an inspiration. Thanks for bringing a little sunshine into my rainy work day. Just what I needed.

Snap said...

So many wonderful places you and George have found together. I can tell you spoil each other. Good for you! More waterfalls ... TN must have more waterfalls than any other place! :D :D

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Boy, do I love a good love story...with beautiful pictures!!!!

mountain.mama said...

What a wonderful life you two have together--cabins, hikes, waterfalls and each other!

Diane AZ said...

I think it's so sweet that you two surprise each other with trips. The cabin is charming and I like the woodland themed quilt on the bed.

Betty said...

What a wonderful birthday you had.I love the cabin,the waterfalls and the quilt on the bed. When I see the pictures of the two of you togeather especially in the hot tub I wondered if you have a tripod(LOL).
When MB and I had our visit you were there in sprit we both talked about your blog and how much we liked it.
~~Hugs ~~

Patty said...

What wonderful photos and commentary. I love the cabin.

The hot tub photo rocks.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You are being spoilt,but you sure deserve it.This cabin looks delightful.How is he going to top that for the next 'big'birthday?
Blessings,Ruth

Karin said...

That was a delightful story! Thanks for sharing it!

Diane said...

Now who was taking the pictures when all this hanky panky was going on? Haha

Katherine Aucoin said...

Betsy, what a wonderful surprise! I wish we could afford to surpise each other like that...one day!

My husband drives for a living and he's told me what a beautiful area Tellico is. The pcitures are wonderful.

Tricia said...

You two have soooo much fun! I'd love to travel & see the sites like ya'll do!

Sunny said...

What a wonderful surprise. The cabin is adorable. I swear you and George could find a waterfall in the desert!
Sunny :)

Cookie said...

Great pics! I'm jealous! I love the waterfalls. But the hot tub looks wonderful too.

FIONA said...

You and George are made for each other. I love seeing your travels and fantastic waterfalls.

I know I can always roam around your blog if I need a smile.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You most certainly live a lovely life my friend.
Two soul mates, two peas in a pod, you are in love, and it shows....
What a wonderful surprise, George likes to spoil his lady, and vice versa.
I love that cabin, I could sell up, and live there, surrounded by all that beauty.
Waterfalls gorgeous, hut tub scene, hmmm having too much fun, and who took the photo?
I like the fact that you even dress in matching outfits, except for the pink slippers, which wouldn't look fitting on George anyhow.
Thanks for letting us have a little look, at your most private times.

Tina said...

Okay Betsy what was in that cup next to your bed?? tee hee. What a neat surprise and what a fun time you guys had..sounds like a fun way to enjoy your retirement!! Thanks for sharing!

Leedra said...

Enjoyed this post. Love the Conasauga Falls photograph. Think I have seen the last photo of you sleeping. Not sure if your blog or George's, it is cute.

Pam said...

What a perfect spot for a romantic get away...

Jane In The Jungle said...

OK who took the picture of you two in the hot tub???
Love Tellico!

Jackie said...

Okay, you two have way too much fun together and you should probably stop anytime now! NOT!! I'm about ready to start being jealous, lol

Jackie said...

And BTW, who took that picture of you two in the hottub anyways?? lol

SquirrelQueen said...

What a sweet thing to do, a romantic mountain getaway with hot tub and waterfalls. What more could a gal ask for?

Great photos as always Betsy.

Judy

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You are both so blessed to have found each other...hugs ...m.

Ocean Girl said...

Oh Betsy, such blessing and the US is such a wonderful country that one wants to just get lost in it.

Janie said...

George is such a sweetie to surprise you like that. Love those waterfalls and the cute little cabin.

Denise said...

What a fabulous birthday surprise, and such a romantic little getaway. Way to go George! Fantastic Betsy, and I loved all your photographs. Made me laugh seeing you asleep in bed but I bet you were having very sweet dreams that night after such a wonderful time.

ROSIDAH said...

What a wonderful trip! I have enjoyed this post very much. Both of you are so lucky to have found each other. I hope me and my husband also still will be that romantic in our upcoming years. Have a great weekend, Betsy. Hugs and love.

TorAa said...

We like,
it's so Norwegian style to stay like this. Hurray.

Greetings
T and A
Norway

Rose said...

Ih, Betsy, what a wonderful weekend that must have been! I love hearing about them. Isn't blogging wonderful!

Rose said...

I forgot to say that I was especially attracted to those waterfalls...they are some of the prettiest you have shown.

Daisy said...

What an amazing surprise for you, Betsy! Looks like a wonderfully fun trip. George is definitely a sweetheart.