Sunday, June 23, 2013

Dinner by a Waterfall

Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day! We decided to take the convertible for a drive in the country to enjoy every moment of it.

We visited Damascus Virgina which is along the Virgina Creeper Trail as well as the Appalachian Trail and several other trails.

We had a lovely early dinner outside by the waterfall at the Damascus Old Mill.

We were hoping to hear one of our friends, Lightnin' Charlie, perform live music on this evening but we remembered the dates incorrectly. His performance was the evening before.

Ducks came to rest by the water's edge as we were leaving.

Upstream, more ducks were teaching their young ones how to find food and how not to get too close to the edge.

I wore the beautiful bangle bracelet which my friend Lois surprised me with earlier this week. 

Our next stop along our journey was the 'World's Shortest Tunnel' through Backbone Rock on Hwy 133 between Shady Valley, TN and Damascus, VA.  It was constructed in 1901 for hauling timber from Tennessee to a nearby saw mill outside of Damascus.

My hair was cut this week but after a day in a convertible, it looked better from the back than the front.

The turquoise knit top is from Belk. The white ankle pants are from Chico's. The Adrienne Vittadini sandals are from T.J.Maxx last year.

This visit brought back memories of a ten mile hike alone on a sunny day several years ago. I hiked for several miles along the Appalachian Trail stopping here in this park later in the day to hike over this rock formation and on to a nearby waterfall in the woods. I feel so blessed to now have Mr. Mickey to share my adventures with.

For more information about all the many wonderful places to visit near this area go to Appalachiantreks

Thank you for reading. I hope you have an adventure today!

 Susan Street is the President of


Donna said...

What a beautiful outing! Makes me want to move to your neck of the woods. Looks like a nice day for a ride in a convertible. My granddaughter calls a convertible a car with no lid. Love the turquoise top on you.

BTC said...

We love it there. We have ridden bikes on the Creeper Trail many times!

BTC said...

We have ridden bikes on the Creeper Trail many time. It is a beautiful area.

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Cathy said...

What a beautiful post, but the clothing and nature. Love it!

Sandra said...

You continue to amaze me how you get it all together so many days of the week. I do not know how you have a business, shop for clothes and write this blog. Could you please wite a post about how you organize your life> Since I have starte my blog there are days I do not get out of my bathrobe or brush my teeth. Not a pretty picture! So how do you do it???

Lynn said...

I enjoy the pictures of your local trips. Such a beautiful area. Your outfit looks comfortable but stylish.

Unknown said...

I love that tunnel! What a wonderful day. You look lovely.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Lovely look, Susan, and thanks for sharing your travel pics with Visible Monday!

Katherines Corner said...

thank you for sharing your lovely day out. Hugs

meriusa said...

Thank you for guiding us through the green nature of Virginia trails with pictures,information and relevant links. It is very interesting to me . In addition man hat the pleasure to see your bright outfit and your haircut from the back! How wonderful!

Unknown said...

Love your sandals and the details on your top! Looks very cool~

Unknown said...

you look amazing and beautiful in that color. Beautiful pictures!