Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Creek Falls State Park


There were seven of us who went to Fall Creek Falls State Park (southwest of Crossville) yesterday. My two cousins and their families and George and I met at the restaurant at the park for dinner about 1:30 p.m. They had a delicious buffet topped off with the best "nanner" puddin' in the south!!!!! YUM!!!!


With George and me were Cousin Bonnie, Cousin Carol, her hubby John, and John's sister Darlene and her hubby Wes. Darlene and Wes live west of Crossville in Sparta, TN. Dinner was delicious ---and the fellowship was even better.


After dinner, Darlene and West had to leave --and George and I enjoyed showing off one of our very favorite places to Bonnie, Carol and John. The sun was shining and there were some pretty Fall colors. We showed them five waterfalls and the gorgeous gorge.


As you can imagine, we took alot of pictures. Today, I will share a few with you . Above is six of the seven of us (since George took the picture). From left to right: Wes, Darlene, me, Bonnie, John and Carol. Below are more!







Here is a picture of Cane Creek---showing some of the pretty Fall colors.








Standing at the lookout area (with Fall Creek Falls in the background): John, Carol, Bonnie and George







More pretty colors while looking across the gorge







Some nice person offered to take a picture of all five of us while we were at the overlook admiring the gorge.


We had a wonderful day ---and I think my family enjoyed that state park as much as George and I do. Hope you had a great weekend also.


Hugs,

58 comments:

Jayne said...

I love Fall Creek Falls, and haven't been in years. Your photos are making me feel like a road trip! So nice to be able to share such good time with family. :c)

Kirigalpoththa said...

That second picture is a treat! So many colours. Beautiful!!

Kelly said...

I recognize that ramp in front of the lake, but I haven't been there since I was a kid. Do you have any photos of the falls? I didn't realize it was so close to Crossville.

Beth said...

Looks like y'all had a grand time, Betsy! Fall Creek Falls is a beautiful place---I look forward to seeing it some day. Thanks for sharing your day.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Beautiful...is the word to describe ANY picture that you or George take, Betsy. You are such professionals. Hey, I ran across a funny article today about how to deal with family on Facebook. I got a good laugh out of it, and I hope you will too...

http://www.switched.com/2009/10/12/10-rules-for-dealing-with-family-on-facebook/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl5|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.switched.com%2F2009%2F10%2F12%2F10-rules-for-dealing-with-family-on-facebook%2F

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh Betsy: it's been a long time since I was at Fall creek Falls, and it's wonderful to look at those pictures and see the place again.
You looked like you all had a great time, I can tell you are related, same smile ;)
Sounds like your weekend went super!

diane said...

Gosh you live in a beautiful place. Five waterfalls in one spot how nice. You have a nice bunch of friends and family. It must have been a good day for you all. I see you still have short sleeves so it can't be too cold yet. The Fall colours are gorgeous especially the red trees.

NCmountainwoman said...

Being with family is so great, especially when you actually like them and get along. Glad you had this visit, especially at this time.

Daisy said...

I love the colorful trees, Betsy. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family visit. Good food and good fellowship--nothing better! :D

Susie said...

Wow Betsy ya'll really do have some wonderful colors showing up. Not much going on here just yet.

Looks like you guys had a great day and great weather!

Ocean Girl said...

Wow, it is so so yummily pretty Betsy. And a fun group too. We could feel what a wonderful day.

Diane AZ said...

Wow, fabulous pictures, looks like you all had a wonderful time at Fall Creek State Park! In the picture of Cane Creek, the dark water looks stunning with the reddish rocks in it and the fall foliage around.

Becky said...

I love Fall Creek Falls. We have visited there lots!

Looks like you had a nice time.

Peggy said...

Looks like you had a busy but fun time! Love, love love your fall photos.

Arkansas Patti said...

Great pics as usual and loved how you framed the view with your family. Nice touch.
Sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend. It is so nice that you have such beautiful places to take you company.
Your leaves are ahead of ours. Soon I hope.

Sunny said...

The scenery is breathtaking and such beautiful fall colors.
What a wonderful way to spend the day.
Sunny :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful colors. Our trees have not changed color this fall. I'm beginning to worry we will not have any beautiful fall colors.
Marnie

blushing rose said...

How lovely the pics ... it is such a pretty serene place to visit.

Handsome looking you all are.

Have a wonderful crisp autumn day. TTFN ~Marydon

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful time you all must have had together! The foliage is gorgeous. Isn't it fun to share some of your "favorites" with family and friends? Have a great week.

JC said...

Betsy,
These are lovely photos. Thanks so much for sharing Crossville and the surrounding area with us all :)

I enjoy coming by your blog so much, reading your descriptive posts and seeing what y'all see through the lense. You calm (and feed into) my homesickness with every photo!

Tricia said...

Oh Betsy, the 2nd photo is AWESOME! What an experience that must have been to see in person. I'm so jealous! hehehehe

Glad you guys had such a great time!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful day spent with those you love. I adore the pictures Betsy...everyone is so pretty including your surroundings!

Darla said...

What a splendid day!! Gorgeous fall colors!!

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous colors Betsy....and a gorgeous family. It sure looks you guys were having a great time. What a beautiful area and to see so many falls in the same place. I am glad you all enjoyed yourselves. MB

Jen said...

Your family sure did pick a good time of the year for a visit.
Glad the rain ended so you could go show off your colors!

Dorothy said...

What a wonderful day! Good friends, good food and all that pretty scenery!!! It just doesn't get any better than that!

The Incredible Woody said...

And what a beautiful day it turned out to be!! Glad you had such a great day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am so glad you had a great time.The pictures certainly attest to that.Thanks for sharing your fall colors.We are not getting much,if any this year.Boo,Hoo.
Blessings,Ruth

Tina said...

Looks like a fun trip, Betsy, and you had nice weather to boot...always a plus to have that sun follow you!!
Lovely pics of all those fall colors..nice to have family to share what you love most..those great waterfalls!! :)

LV said...

What a wonderful weekend at a beautiful place. Nothing like having a great weekend with friends and family. Your pictures really show a true color of the trees.

Snap said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with the cousins and friends. Fall is beautiful in your neck of the woods!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I get the heebee-jeebees just looking at the picture of your guys on that bench. It is a long way down.

Betty said...

Such a lovely family gathering. The picture of Cane Creek is beautiful.
~~Hugs~~

Deborah Godin said...

Nothing like fall colors. I remember taking a drive one time with a friend, and we drove round a curve and got hit with such intense color shining in the sun with the deep blue sky behind that we had to pull over and just sit and laugh! It may sound like a strange reaction to the beauty, but it was all we could do, it was so overwhelming!

odessa said...

Beautiful scenery, beautiful family! I love the combination! =)

God Bless you, Ms Betsy! =)

Diane said...

Looks like a wonderful time and great time of the year to take them there.

Salitype said...

what an amzing display of colors, autumn at its best!

beautiful, simply beautiful.

what makes it more special is sharing it with your love ones!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love it when a stranger agrees to take a group shot! The leaves are as beautiful there as they are here. We had a hard frost last night, though, so many of ours will soon be coming off the trees.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

The fall colors are so beautiful Betsy. I'm glad you got to share one of your favorite places with them.

Clara....in TN said...

Beautiful scenery as well as beautiful people.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Betsy, the colors in your photos are gorgeous...yeah Tennessee!!!

Cookie said...

Those fall colors are beautiful! and I love that first picture with all of you lined up. Great shot!

Cookie said...

oh, almost forgot to ask, what is nanner pudding?

dot said...

That place is beautiful and reminds me very much of Little River Canyon over near Fort Payne.
I was just thinking if I were to see you and George out somewhere I do believe I'd recognize you from your blog pictures. We aren't that far apart so you never know!

storyteller said...

Beautiful Fall images ;--)
Looks like you all had a wonderful time!
Hugs and blessings,

Mary said...

Looks like fun! Love that photo of the creek.

Nina P. said...

What a beautiful weekend you all had! The photo's are magnificent! And it sounds like a wonderful dinner as well. I'll have to look up and see what "nanner" pudding is. As a yank, I will admit I haven't heard of it. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Mary said...

Thank you for this post, Betsy--the photos are fantastic! I'm glad you had such pretty weather for your precious time with family.

We have some fall color in North Florida (not this early in the season), but nothing like the beauty in these views. We have family in TN and have also enjoyed visits to this gorgeous park. So, thanks for the memories.

Marci said...

Sounds like a great time! Beautiful autumn photos and wonderful group photos. Great memories!
How are you doing? I've been thinking of you during this tough time. Take care!

Lola said...

Wow, that sounded like a fun day for all. It's good to be able to get together like that.

Our Back Porch said...

Gorgeous!! You gotta love Fall Creek Falls!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Fabulous colors of autumn and five waterfalls, what a wonderful way to spend a day. It looks like everyone was having a grand time.

Hugs,
Judy

Regina said...

Beautiful family!
Lovely captures of the parks' beauty.
Thank you for sharing.

Have a great week Betsy.

SmilingSally said...

This was a happy day, Betsy.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Great photos around the falls, beautiful overlook photos of the cousins and the area.

Sunny said...

You all look beautiful and Happy!!

I'm trying to catch up on all your adventures,lol!!

Hugs.

Cherie said...

love southern food, too, ms. betsy. and by golly, i've now quite developed a twang! looks like a lot of fun!!

Bird Girl said...

Great pictures - I really love that first one! I think you guys are having a much better fall then we are here in PA! This was one of our worst ever that I can remember!