Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Noccalula Falls

Hey friends!

Friday, August 24th, Mommy and we girls said farewell to Sarah at Pensacola Christian College and stayed the night in Birmingham, Alabama. The next day, we were driving toward Tennessee and spied a sign for a Veteran's Memorial Park. It was a neat stop.

 I didn't get a very good picture of the outside, but there were probably 25-35 pillars. Each one had something different engraved in them from the wars...letters, pictures and quotes are just a few of the ones I saw.


Inside the memorial building, every wall was filed with names from wars......Vietnam, both World Wars, Korean, etc. There were a few quotes by the presidents engraved as well. 
From there we traveled to Gadsden, Alabama, where we spent a large portion of the day walking around Noccalula Falls Park. First, we hopped on a little train that stopped at the petting zoo, lion habitat, and pioneer village. 
About 45 minutes later, we were hiking to the Noccalula waterfall.

It was beautiful. One could actually walk behind the 90 foot waterfall.

Here's a covered bridge near the villages.
This pleasant sight was near the place where one could stand and look down on the waterfall.
After leaving Gadsden, we continued driving toward Tennessee on the Lookout Mountain Parkway. It spans across 3 states: Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The drive was just wonderful. So many beautiful houses set in the mountains, miles and miles of rolling hills, and old little towns are some of the unique sights we saw. 
And that concludes our adventures for the day....I will try to post part two soon, but I am now at college so we'll see how it goes. :)

Praying for you!

love,
Ashley


4 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the pictures. Looks like fun. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. I have been thinking about you and praying for you, sweet friend. Wondering how you are doing and how things are going with settling in to your new surroundings. I trust you are feeling the comfort of the Holy Spirit as you miss your family. Drop me an email when you can to let me know how you are doing. Sending love and hugs your way!

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  3. So neat! I hope you are settling in well!

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