When I moved to the Nashville area 11 years ago one of the main places I wanted to visit and spend time on was Old Hickory Lake. Unfortunately until today I had only spent 1 or 2 days there after all these years of being in the area.
My husband got a new boat a few days ago and I finally talked him into taking me on Old Hickory Lake. It was so much more than what I remembered as a child when I visited my relatives here one summer.
We went out on the water a couple days in a row and I caught over a dozen brim. I only brought home about 10 of them, but it was great being able to fish, relax and enjoy myself.
Below are a few photos from our days on the water. Looking forward to spring when I can be on the lake much more.
Since leaving Florida we have spent 45 days on the road and driven through eleven (11) states to get to Niagara Falls, which was the biggest place we wanted to visit on this four month trip. At first I wasn’t sure the trip was worth it, but once we got on the Maid of the Mist and got to see the falls up close, it was definitely worth it. I could not believe how big and tall and massive looking they were and the sound of the rushing water was exhilarating. It was so worth getting wet on the Maid of the Mist, so we could have an up close and personal view of the falls. Although we had hoped to cross the Rainbow Bridge into Canada, we never made it back on our last day to do that. There is so much to see and do around the falls, it’s hard to do it all in just a couple of days. If we ever make the drive that far north again, we will definitely plan to stay longer.
I refuse to admit how many pics I took, but I was able to narrow them down to a reasonable amount to post. But of course no matter how many pics I have here, seeing the falls in person is the best way to get the true effect.
The following is while we were on the Maid of the Mist boat giving us an up close look at just how beautiful the falls are. The boats get so close all you see is mist and hear the roar of the water. To have a conversation, you have to just about scream for the person next to you to hear you.
Taken during the Maid of the Mist boat ride on approach to the falls
View of American Falls while on the Maid of the Mist
The following pic is from the Observation Tower, which is 282 feet over the Niagara Gorge and the only place to see the Horseshoe and American Falls at the same time.
View from the Observation Tower
You can find all our pics from this beautiful trip by clicking here.
During our visit we stayed at the Four Mile Creek State Park. The sites were nicely spaced and they had a great playground for those that have kiddos, but the best part is they are right on Lake Ontario, which means you can see the most beautiful sunsets. This was another one of those times that I took way too many pics and had to narrow them do to a manageable size. While watching the sunset one evening I was also able to look out and see the Toronto cityscape in the distance. It was amazingly beautiful. Click here to see all my sunset pics.
View of Canada from Four Mile Creek State Park
Feel free to leave comments below about your own visit to Niagara Falls. Our next big stop will be in New Hampshire and Maine where I’ll be trading covered bridges for lighthouses, waterfalls and lobster. From there, we’ll be headed down the eastern coastline back towards Florida.