Sunday, January 26, 2020

the swinging bridge

The Swinging Bridge over the Toccoa River is located on the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Duncan Ridge National Recreation Trail in Fannin County, Georgia. This 270 foot long bridge is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi River. It was built by the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with the Appalachian Trail Club in 1977. 

On both north and south side approaches to the bridge, the white diamond blazes of the Benton MacKaye Trail and the blue vertical rectangular blazes of the Duncan Ridge Trail are present.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

the table

Kyle and Allison with a little help from Grandpa Buddy and use of the shop and tools, designed and created this beautiful table of cedar and resin for their new house!  Carrying on the tradition of 'sawdust in the veins' in this family of carpenters and builders. Great job everyone!

Friday, January 17, 2020

granma Lissa's I-spy quilt

granma Lissa's I-spy quilt with Lili and Mav  :)

"Snips and snails, and puppy dogs' tails; That's what little boys are made of." according to the old nursery rhyme. The next verse, of course, addresses the parallel question: "What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and everything nice; That's what little girls are made of." 

I ordered 5” charm packs for I-spy quilts, check out the difference in the boys and girls packs. I don’t think so... will be mixing these up! 

Monday, January 13, 2020

all girls road trip

Road trip to Knoxville to see the Lady Vols vs. GA basketball game. This year we had 13 who drove up from Ellijay and 5 more joined us there! Three generations represented, love having the younger girls along this year to hopefully carry on the tradition.

It was a great day out in the winter sunshine, good food and company. The Vols won under the direction of our cousin Kellie Harper!

The group has grown over the years, with the first trip in 2006 with just us 4: Kay, Sue, Heidi, and me:


Friday, January 10, 2020

last free lunch

"W.H. Bass Newsletter: Even with all the negotiating, begging and pleading, Buddy's flip calendar finally made it to the end. From ALL of us here at WH Bass, we wish you all the best, Buddy! Good luck with Susan's "Buddy List"!"

Final trip to the office to turn in equipment, request 401-k, tell everyone 'bye'.

Great roasting/story telling session and last free lunch! A great company to work for, nice folks.

Buddy shared his 'not going to miss this' list with visual display of styrofoam cups, loved by all.

Muddy Buddy
Mud cops 
Loves truck stops
Truckers in robes and flip flops 
Architects (Bob Hill)
Interior desecrators 
Elevator People
Pink ice 
Raw chicken
Can I borrow a hammer
Alarm clock 
Kansas tornado alley
South Dakota winter
Louisiana (the entire state) 

Let RETIREMENT commence!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Places to go

My Google Maps - Places to GO

Our ever-growing list of places to go/people to see, if you want us to stop by and your city is not on the list, just let us know!

Hat Island
Magnolia Market Silos
Acadia National Park
Death Valley
Zion National Park
Marcy Jo's Mealhouse and Bakery
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Ecola State Park
Hogfish Bar & Grill
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Rock Island State Park
Yosemite National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Crater Lake National Park
Hoover Dam
Las Vegas
Flume Gorge
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
White Sands National Monument
Grand Canyon National Park
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
Acoma Pueblo
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
June Lake Junction
Parker Lake Trailhead
Parker Lake
Oljato-Monument Valley
Havasu Falls
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Antelope Canyon
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Joshua Tree National Park
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Anastasia State Park
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Visitor Center
Elkmont Campground Road A
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Colorado Springs
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Colorado National Monument
Scenic Drive
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Maroon Bells
Middletown Historical Society
Goosenecks State Park
Max Patch
Foothills Parkway
Providence Canyon State Park