Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
|This front Oliver is ours|
Saturday, May 5, 2018
We pulled off at a picnic area to take a bathroom break...so nice to be able to just carry your own bathroom around with you. I know its clean!!
Anyway, we found this lovely creek with lots of running water. What a beautiful sound!! We stood there for awhile just enjoying the serene view and listening to the soothing sounds of creek water.
A little further along the way we rediscovered our first stop and picnic on the Trace. This is Metal Ford.
When we were here in late September the water wasn't running nearly as fast. What we did discover is that in May there are plenty of little black gnats all over the place!! Very annoying!! I doubt we could have had a picnic there on this day!! Still a beautiful area and obviously a favorite of local fishermen!!
We made it!!!!! We arrived at the Oliver Sales Office Tuesday afternoon and got all set up in our spot. We wanted to have our Oliver at the factory first thing Wednesday morning so spending the night here would really help us make that schedule happen. This is such a nice privilege offered to Oliver owners (if space is available). We usually call in advance to make sure there is space for us. We are able to hook up to electricity and water. So Wednesday morning we were at the back service area of the Oliver factory at 8:00 sharp. We were there to have a kit put on our Truma Aqua Go Tankless Water System that will allow us to decalcify the system so the water flows proper, not clogged and the system is easily maintained for proper use. We have an endless supply of hot water in about 15 to 20 seconds from turning the hot water on. Wow, it sure is nice to take a long hot shower and not worry about running out of hot water. That process took the factory a little over 2 hours to install and we received a discounted rate since they installed the system to begin with. Always nice to save money!!
|Yoders Amish Market outside Hohenwald|
|The Old Natchez Trace Trail at Meriwether Lewis|
|This is just outside Hohenwald|
We drove through the Meriwether Lewis area of the Natchez Trace. Once again, the bugs were pretty bad so we opted to return to the sales office and eat our lunch.
|Entrance to Cedars of Lebanon|
|Our site at Cedars of Lebanon|
We were able to visit with Darrell and Judy on Thursday as well as eating lunch together at Demos Restaurant. This is a new place to eat for us and we were very impressed with the food and the service!! A definite place to return to. We visited with Mike's mom, who lives in an assisted living facility in Murfreesboro.
|Mike and Mimi, she is 95|
It's been a great few days since leaving Chewacla. We have accomplished quite a few things and now its on to the rally!!
We are now in Lake Guntersville State Park just outside of Guntersville, Alabama for the third annual Oliver Rally!! This will be the first one we've attended and we are excited about meeting some owners we have corresponded with via facebook or blogs.
Stay tuned for the fun and excitement of the Oliver Rally!!
Thanks for stopping by our blog!!