Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Tennessee was Terrific!

Our trip to Tennessee was a very good respite from humdrum daily life - and I could get used to living there very easily. My cousin and her husband are consummate hosts and I could not have felt more welcome. They live on a beautiful lake in the TVA system, and they have all the toys necessary to enjoying life on the lake: boats, jet skis, waterslide, etc.

In the past, I have been known to turn down a swim if the water is less than 82 degrees (yes, I AM a wuss), but the lake was perfect for me to enjoy splashing around a while. We went out on the pontoon boat at least 5 times in 2 1/2 days and I could not have had a better time. I guess I am ready to retire after all.

The food was excellent, and I loved eating out on the screened-in porch, overlooking the water. As soon as I have a working computer (and assuming that my scanner did not get fried in the storm too) I will post photos of the lake. It is too bad that I didn't take photos of the food we ate, as my cousin could probably open a bed and breakfast and have it be wildly successful in no time. ( Angie - you would love it!). Fresh tomatoes and cukes from her garden, fresh cherries, cantaloupe, blueberries, biscuits - I could go on and on!

We were given a tour of the town in which they lived before they retired (Kingsport), and it was interesting to see it all. We had dinner in a great Italian restaurant, but I have forgotten the name already. That's par for the course these days!

7 comments:

rugdesigner said...

So glad you enjoyed your time in TN! It is a lovely place, isn't it? You'll have to let me know the next time you are in the Nashville area.

Angie said...

It sounds wonderful. I always hope I entertain people well. LOL

OldHorsetailSnake said...

The Italian place was Luigi's. All Italian places are named Luigi's.

Hoots Musings said...

First time poster, frequent lurker.

I am on a diet and the description of Angie's cooking made me almost get up and go look through the pantry...but I posted instead.

What restraint!

I have only been to TN once but would love to go back and experience the back roads.

poopie said...

R U a Vol? Hmmm...

srp said...

Kingsport? Where the convicts wife shot the officer facilitating his escape today? Now, surrounding states are looking for them? I hope your relative know about this and keep safe. Yes, paranoia runs deep here.

Jamie Dawn said...

I love a leisurely pontoon ride, and I love to fish. I'm with you when it comes to cold water. A nice, warm swim is perfect. I'm so glad you had such a great time.