November 23, 2010

Goodbye Fall


It was a humid,  75 degree day here in Central Alabama. The promise of rain on Thanksgiving day was supposed to bring in the cold…Again.  But, now the forecasters are saying it will be Friday before that happens!  Then, with days in the 50’s, I can actually enjoy decorating the house for Christmas. 

G Man and I took advantage of the warm temperatures last week and drove up to Cheaha State Park.  We usually take our Chihuahuas and spend the night in a cabin, but this year we did a day trip without the dogs.

We had the whole day ahead of us.


We pulled off the road to take pictures on the way up the mountain…



…And again!


These next photographs were taken from left to right since I don’t have a panorama mode!


I would be nervous!


You will find me behind the safety fence!


  This is the exterior of the restaurant.

Stones from the property was used for most of the buildings.


Inside is more gorgeous stone work.

Compare the chandelier size to the size of the table and chairs below it and…


…you will see how HUGE this antler chandelier is.

It is absolutely awesome!


This big guy escaped being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner, but he still wasn’t real lucky!!!


A little farther up the mountain is this most incredible building.



Looking out the front door from inside the second room

I think this would be the perfect venue for a very small wedding.


Looking up at the underside of the staircase leading to the top.

I’m sure I missed a great view, but I didn’t go – my knees begged me not too!


Coming back down the mountain, we passed this dried up waterfall.


Last year it was running full force and it was beautiful!


  I couldn’t get this close to Apple Barrel Antiques in Anniston and not stop!

This booth is huge -

…filled to the brim with beautiful whites -

…and sprinkled with pretty pastel accessories.


On the way home, we passed this tree farm.  They look like babies – must be for next year.

We enjoyed our day together, but it’s always nice to get back to Blue Creek Home.


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  1. Sounds like the perfect day! Everything looks beautiful!

  2. Oh Rhonda, your pictures are just gorgeous, I especially love the pictures of the tree's turning colors, they were so beautiful.. and what a great place to shop, loved all the whites!!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  3. What a view. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joyce M

  4. Your pictures are breathtaking! I could never get up on that rock either! I am afraid of heights!! The restaurant looks like fun and I would have had a ball in the shop...lot's of pretties there! So glad you had a wonderful day!

    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!


  5. For the past two years we have gone to Cullman & Decatur for a few days to enjoy the fall colors, drive down back roads and stop wherever, whenever. I think next year we'll make Cheaha our destination. And since my sister lives in Talladega, I believe I see a road trip to Apple Barrel Antiques in Anniston in the near future.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Judy (in Montgomery)

  6. Rhonda-What a beautiful "tour". We are long past any color here and are waiting for snow this afternoon. I have always wanted to follow the leaf change my way down...maybe someday! Great antique shop! WOW~! Hugs-Diana

  7. Beautiful pictures. That antique store looked like fun. I agree.... stay where there is a fence. I knees shake too in places like that.

  8. OMG! Apple Barrel Antiques...I will take it all home! Thanks for sharing, Terry

  9. Rhonda,
    This looks like a must do for Mr.CC and I...thanks for sharing your beautiful pics. I'm with you about going out on that would be behind the fence for me too!!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday at Blue Creek Home. We were offered tickets to the game (in the Auburn section)but I think we are going to pass them up, since the weather is calling for 80% rain and high only 53...cold rain is sooooo not me! Enjoy the game and WAR EAGLE!!!!!


  10. Wow your photos makes me feel I am traveling with you hehehe! I wonder how those two people get on top of that huge rock. I too will stay behind the safety fence ^_^ Love your shots thanks for sharing!
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  11. That was so interesting. Those photos so remind me of the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Great photos of the moutains!

  13. Rhonda,

    I was sure I posted a comment here. More words lost in space!
    The scenery is breathtaking. I agree with you that the stone building with make a perfect venue for an intimate wedding. I can just imagine the room filled with white candles, the light glowing and reflecting off the stone walls.
    The shop is my kind of place and one I could easily get lost in while on a treasure hunt!
    I must get to Alabama one day.

    Your Friend,

  14. I love Cheaha State Park! It is so pretty up there! And Apple Barrel Antiques! I know the booth you took pictures of....always lots of white and so pretty!

    Glad you had such a great day!

    Lou Cinda


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