|George took this picture of Mark, Diana and me standing at the brink of OZONE FALLS.|
I was thrilled when Mark said that he and Diana wanted to visit us this past weekend (Saturday, 2/9/19). It was wonderful to see Diana again. Now, we can officially call her a Tennessee Lady!!!!! She will be looking for a job soon --and already has some good possibilities.
We 'ordered' a NICE day for their visit... Luckily, Mother Nature provided some RARE sunshine even though it was quite cold while out-and-about.... We started by having some lunch together. Then George and I took them to one of our 'local' waterfalls not far from our home, Ozone Falls.
When George and I moved to Fairfield Glade in 2003, we visited many of these area places during those early years --but hadn't been back to most of them in several years. SO --it was a fun day not only for them but for us!!!!! I always enjoy showing people the sights --especially when they enjoy being out in nature as much as we enjoy it.
I'll share a few pictures from that TERRIFIC day with Mark and Diana!!!!
|Ozone Falls State Natural Area (located near Crab Orchard, Tennessee)|
|Mark and Diana at the brink of Ozone Falls; It was quite chilly --but Diana did manage to take off her coat fairly quickly. The sun was NICE.|
|George always loves to take water-pictures... He got some great shots above the falls and below ...|
|I love this picture of Diana. She's a gorgeous woman, and she and Mark are SO happy together.|
|This is one of George's awesome pictures of Ozone Falls, a 110 foot waterfall.|
|Mark spotted this old wooden train trestle across the road from Ozone Falls... I did some research on this old trestle and the train track and found out that it was probably built between the 1880's--1890's....|
|After leaving the Ozone area, we drove farther east to the Mount Roosevelt Scenic Overlook. From there we could see the Smoky Mountains in the distance.|
|Our new Tennessee Beauty wasn't too sure she liked the roller-coaster ride up to that overlook.... ha ha|
|Two Sweethearts enjoying the view at Mt. Roosevelt Overlook. Below them is the town of Rockwood, Tennessee.|
|One more view of the Smoky Mountains in the distance from Mt. Roosevelt Overlook|
|We came home and watched the Tennessee Vols Basketball team beat Florida!! YEAH....|
|George and I welcomed Diana to Tennessee by giving her a plaque to put on the wall in their home. The plaque says: |
"Live by FAITH; Grow in GRACE; Walk in LOVE"
Blog Friends, I hope you enjoyed my post... It is so great to have family closer now... The older I get, the more important family is!!!!
Have a great week.... Next week, I'll do Part II of my 2018 Review.