Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekend Wanderings - Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska

 A couple of weeks back Mom and Pop took a scenic drive to the next county over  to see Lake Junaluska, a 200 acre lake in the mountains.

 It is the home of the World Methodist Council and they have retreats and conferences there year round.  It is also a lakeside community of about 2500 people.

Wood bridge over the dam

It is a dammed lake and this old wood bridge goes over the dam - makes a lot of noise when cars drive over the boards.

 Some homes on the lake are new like this one and others date from 1913 when they first built the lake and community.  This side of the lake is very steep and the homes have many steps up or like the one below - an outdoor elevator to get up!

Home with an outdoor elevator

The town offers a 3 mile walkway around the lake over two bridges.  One bridge cuts off the last mile making it a 2 mile walk - this is the one the beans took.  The last leg of the walk is a rose garden with flowers of all colors and sizes.  They were still blooming in late September when they visited but probably are not  now.

Rose garden

Memorial chapel

There are many ducks, geese and water fowl that live here too - and all pretty used to people.  Bet they get fed well.

Bridge cutting off the last mile.

One of many feathered residents.

Hope you enjoyed this week's trip.  Next week we may be seeing some fall foliage so check back in!  Have a great weekend - are your beans doing anything special?

Our 13 year old Joey has some health issues to be treated - asthma, early CRF and a couple of lumps on his neck.  Check out our sale blog Wildcat Woods Vintage Treasures for some great gift ideas and help raise money for Joey.  Oh and please share the blog link!


Marg said...

What great pictures and a nice place to visit. Love those bridges. Hope you have a great week end.

Hannah and Lucy said...

That is such a beautiful place - we wish we could visit it. We have some lovely places around us but not as wonderful as that.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Everycat said...

What a beautiful area you live in, so many delightful places to visit.

We send love and rumbly purrs to Joey for his upcoming surgery, we hope it goes well and he recovers swiftly.

Thank you so much for your kind comments to us on the loss of our Oliver, we miss him so much.

Gerry & Mungo

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Really beutiful trip you took us on !
have a pawsome weekend :)

Pip said...

Looks like a great way to spend time.
Beautiful pictures. Hope your weekend is good.
We are purring for Joey!

Debra Taylor said...

This looks like such an idyllic setting! (not sure if I'm spelling that correctly) Thanks for sharing the beauty!

For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
Debby in Arizona

Anonymous said...

What pawsome effort you make for so many cats. Wish I had a kazillion bucks to offer, best I can do is send my paw pats and hugs for now, Savannah

A Tonk's Tail said...

Looks like a beautiful weekend getaway!

Kat said...

We enjoyed the beautiful tour you gave us xoxo have a sweet sunday dear

Katie Isabella said...

I am so so grateful that you exceeded the goal for Joey.

Terri said...

Lots of purrs for Joey. We hope the news will be good.

Years ago, we took a "girls vacation" to a site that had hillside cottages. We were thankful we didn't have a lot of steps to ours!

Catherine said...

Looks like a nice place to spend some time. Sending Joey lots of good thoughts and warm wishes on getting better!
xo Catherine

Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

That is such a nice place. We wish we can visit too!

We hope Joey will be doing well in his surgery! Many purrs from us.

Garlic & Ginger

Donna said...

Get well soon, Joey. :). (((Luv)))

meowmeowmans said...

Such a beautiful place to visit! Thanks to your mom and dad for sharing it with us through this post. :)

We are purring and praying for Joey. And we put a little in the Chip-in ... sorry it's not more, but we hope it helps!

Ellen Whyte said...

How lovely and clean it all looks! Purrs for Joey.



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