Trip to Northeast Tennessee

Posted by on October 22, 2013

As is our custom, fall break rolled around and Karen and I hit the road for our annual vacation.  This year we decided to head to northeast Tennessee and see what the land had to offer, and see what land was up for offer.  It is no secret that we would like to retire in this area someday so we thought it would be nice to come out and start looking for some land to call our own.  And the land did not disappoint.  It was beautiful as always.  And while we didn’t make any land purchases, yet, we did get some ideas and possibilities which may play out over the coming months/years.

So until then, enjoy some shots from our week in Tennessee!

 

This is one of Karen’s shots of a mountain wildflower.

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This is the road to a property which we passed on.  While the drive was very pretty (and slow), it was just a little too far out to be practical for a couple starting to get up in years.

Tennessee 2013

 

Northeast Tennessee is home to the Cherokee National Forest.

Tennessee 2013

 

It is also home to some of God’s more interesting creatures.  Although we looked, we never did see a bear.  At least this trip.

Tennessee 2013

From the top of Roan Mountain, you can see for miles and into several states.  The mountains just keep on going and going and going…

Tennessee 2013

Tennessee 2013

 

One of the properties we looked at was next to a mountain lake that is rated as the third cleanest lake in the US.  It is also the highest altitude lake in the TVA conversation system.  This is Watauga Lake near Butler, TN.  Actually, it covers Butler, TN and is next to New Butler, TN.  🙂

Tennessee 2013

 

The trees were in full color this time or year, making everyone stop and take notice.

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Even the road-side rest stops are beautiful here.

Tennessee 2013

 

And what would a trip to the forested mountains of Tennessee be like without mountain streams, with their cool, clear, water (echo water, water water) .

Tennessee 2013

Tennessee 2013

 

And finally, Karen and I exchanging glances with our camera’s.

Tennessee 2013

Tennessee 2013

 

Northeast Tennessee is a beautiful area.  Truly God blessed this part of the country with color and natural beauty.  If you get the chance, go!  See!  Take pictures!  And enjoy!

 

2 Responses to Trip to Northeast Tennessee

  1. Cecilia Gray

    Love these pictures and have always loved TN especially in the fall.

  2. Lisa Zeigler

    Truly lovely photos! I’ve lived in the Memphis area for almost 25 yrs and visited the Nashville/Franklin area and Knoxville/Gatlinburg areas. I love landscapes and middle and eastern Tennessee are certainly beautiful. I would love to have a place to retire where you could look out over the hills, valleys, various trees, and water — so relaxing!