Now we are heading north in Tennessee to catch highway 64. This highway if you stay on it will actually take you all the way to the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks to be specific.
It was close to lunch time and we saw all of the Tennessee license plates pulling into this little place called Dam Deli Delight (I believe). We seated ourselves at the table where I took this next picture. Look at the bears carved out of wood, are they not cute? Someone put a scarf around them too.
Here is a carved Indian, another little bear, and this cute wood stove. I'd really like to have that stove!!!
Now for some good country food!!! I had the pot roast, sweet potato casserole (I know it doesn't look that appealing, but it is good!), and my favorite..fried okra. Hubby had a country fried steak that took up over half the plate (we took some home and had another meal from it!), mashed potatoes and gravy, and yes, fried okra. I guess that is a southern thing. But yum-oh was it good!!! Of course hubby even though he was starving waited patiently while I took the picture!
The mountains ahead waiting for us.
Here is a quick out of the window shot of the Ocoee River
This is one of 3 dams along the Ocoee River. According to the Wikipedia Encyclopedia the Ocoee River and the Toccoa River (Toccoa is not far from here) run as one single river flowing northwestward through the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It is known as the Toccoa River in Georgia until it comes to McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. Then it is called the Ocoee River.
Here is the topside of the big dam.
One of the smaller ones. At this one we saw a lot of people kayaking. This river is a popular one for whitewater rafting and was also used for hosting the whitewater slalom during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.
With all the rain the river was running pretty swift. Although I think it would be too cold for me to go out in it!
I liked the tree in this picture, and if you click on it you can see the flume on the mountainside which they use to direct water to the power plant. One thing I found interesting was how all of this was built around 1913!
The North Carolina portion of Highway 64 and its' countryside.
Fall harvest scene of a courthouse in Georgia.
Climbing higher up into the mountains in Georgia. This was on route 129 and it goes way up into the mountains with sheer drop offs on the side. It really was very pretty, and not too busy with leaf lookers!
Sitting back in my seat with the sunroof open watching all the different colors go flashing by. I snapped this one which turned out pretty good. I love the color of this tree.
So there you have it. A day trip through 3 states. I hope you enjoyed the pictures!