The photos in this posting were taken in May, 2002. At the time - I used my Minolta 35mm and had the film processed at WalMart.
It was during the latest fad of that time - being able to have your photos processed onto a CD - as well as being able to download them in zip folders from their website.
Isn’t it so amazing - how far the technology has advanced - and removed all the grainy grit! LOL
These photos were taken on the river - down from Bald River Falls in Cherokee National Park. I love driving down the river roads! And on this particular day - we just managed to get lucky enough to catch these guys having a blast!
While talking the other night on the phone with daughter - Britni - she mentioned wanting to go kayaking when she and Kevin come up with the baby next year. While all the “ Huh ? “ was running through my head - these photos came to mind. I told Brit I would get them posted for her to see.
During our conversation I mentioned details pertaining to the skills it takes for facing this stuff. Very unpredictable. Things change from year to year with the seasons - depending greatly on weather and the amount of melt-off from snow.
By the time I’d finished talking with her - and later - talking with Hubby - we came to the conclusion that it may be - canoeing - Brit would actually have in mind!
I mean - why would anyone that’s never seen such beauty before - want to spend this first chance fighting with a paddle and trying to keep from rolling upside down?
Imagine all the scenery to be completely missed!
I am so ready for spring! I’m even ready for summer!
I'm posting two videos this morning. The last photo above is one of " Baby Falls " on the Tellico River. The first video shows the fun going over this little hump!
Note** You MUST do this!!! Hit the square made by arrows - down on the right end of the toolbar for the videos. Next - Click anywhere on your desktop to begin the video. BEFORE YOU DO THAT - hit your " Esc " button on the top left corner of your keyboard to get back here after viewing the video!
The second video I'm posting this morning is of a guy spending a day with a group on the Hiwassee River! There's actually two videos - and you should be able to get to Part 2 from here.
Get ready! It's gorgeous. And it's amazing how relaxing it is to watch this video!
Now you can see why I just love living in East Tennessee!