After leaving the wedding, Daniel and I stopped at this lovely Bed and Breakfast
on the Tennessee River
We enjoyed writing our names together in the guest book!
Spending some time at the river the next morning before heading up to the mountains
It was a beautiful drive!
Our cabin for the week
Panoramic view of the cabin
(We were enjoying the wifi in our cabin, watching Dr. Suess' "The Sneetches", something special for us because we watched it together up in Maryland the week we fell in love with each other.)
There has been very little rain in Tennessee lately so there wasn't much coming over the Falls. It was still breathtakingly beautiful!!
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Hiking down to the bottom of the highest Falls
There was a very cool wind inside the canyon
From this side of the pool we could feel the mist
We chose a lovely spot for our picnic lunch
The view we were looking at in the pictures above
Here's where we were
I loved all the swinging bridges!
We saw this neat place from one side of the canyon and knew we wanted to hike over there!
We made it!
Daniel carved our initials on the rock :)
Another adventure was this cable trail to the bottom of one of the Falls
It was a lot steeper than it looks!
In some places the cable was so high we couldn't even reach it
We made it to the bottom!
These Falls were completely dry
Driving around the park one morning we saw a sign for Fire Tower road and decided to look it up. A google search revealed that there WAS a fire tower on the top of the mountain, and that visitors were allowed to climb up and take a look! The climb up the mountain was beautiful.
The Fire Tower
It was well worth the climb!
This place was SO beautiful!
We thought it would be fun to climb up inside this hole
And here we are inside!
We walked down the creek a little ways and found a nice picnic spot
We used the timer on the camera a lot! :)
One night we hiked until dark
Our last day in the mountains we wanted to visit the Sgt. Alvin C. York home and mill.
The visitor's center
We had a guided tour of the home built for him by the people of Tennessee who were grateful for his service
The hospital bed (latest technology of that day and time!) where York spent much of his time the last few years of his life. This bed could even stand him up straight!
Other sights in the York home
Mother York's bonnet
Inside the Mill
A replica of the trenches where York fought in Germany
And, just in case you can't tell, we had an absolutely WONDERFUL time on this trip!!! :)