Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Day on the Water

The last couple of days we have had my husbands sister and her husband visiting. We had a wonderful time, eating, antiquing and eating some more! On their last day here, yesterday we drove a couple of hours away to Tennessee and rented a boat for the day.

The lake is called Watagua. You can click on the link to find out more about it. It is part of the TVA and of the 104 miles of shoreline only 47 can be built on. The rest is public land including the Cherokee National Forest.

Here we are leaving the marina. Please click on the pictures to enlarge - it is so beautiful!

Look how calm the lake is. I love the mountains surrounding the lake. As you can see, there is very little boat traffic on this lake.

Here is another view behind us...still no other boats. We felt like we had the lake to ourselves for the day.

Here we are....hubbie and me.

This is one of the few homes on the lake. Because most of the shoreline is public, not private land and the terrain is so steep, there are not very many homes to spoil the beautiful views.

We did see a few is a sail boat.

We brought along a picnic and ate on the boat. It was a lovely day. I grew up living on a lake in Michigan and really miss living on the water. There is just something so relaxing about being on the water....
Welcome Home,


  1. Oh Penny, you and your husband look so in love...there are practically stardust overhead. I love how you photographed the lake, because it makes you feel like you are right there. What a glorious view of those mountains. Wow, a drive to Tennessee, now there is inspiration! Have a wonderful day.


  2. Cute picture of you and your hubby…

    That lake is beautiful…so blue…
    I bet because there are so few houses that water is clean….
    What a wonderful way to spend a summer day…


  3. This is so gorgeous. I absolutely love TN. I saw a sailboat in our cove yesterday and happily got a photo.

    Truman lake is north of Lake of the Ozarks. Sometimes, during flood, the gates are opened and water empties into Lake of the Ozarks. There is a connection, in other words. No building is allowed on Truman...leaving all the natural beauty.

    One of the reasons we bought this particular place is, it's surrounded by state park land, so our view across the cove, will remain.

  4. Fun! We love lake time. That's a great picture of you and your husband. :)

  5. Penny, this is is a gorgeous lake. I love all the surrounding mountains and hills. And the water looks so calm. Yes, I believe it would quite a peaceful boat trip with little traffic and nothing but beautiful scenery. How nice!! And it's nice that the lakeshore is mostly preserved.

    I'm glad you had a nice day (love the picture of you and hubs!) and a great time with family!


  6. Oh, what a beautiful lake. I know all of you really enjoyed the day.
    A great photo of you and Mr. Comfort....thanks so much for sharing. I love it.
    xo bj

  7. I would love to go there! The water looks so relxing. I have aways wanted to live near water. Maybe one day.
    That is a great picture of the two of you.

    Lee Laurie

  8. Hello Penny, I love your lake post and your photos are so lovely. It makes me want to be there. You both look like 'life is good.' We did lots of boating when we lived in FL. However, the mountain lakes are so calming and serene. In FL there was always so much activity such as water skiing etc. We loved it then. Now, give me a mountain lake any day.

    I scrolled down and the painting of the red gerainiums is fab! Lucky you and I love where you put it.

    You won't believe this but we will be gone for another 10 days. We have an Elderly aunt who is failing in Lexington, KY to visit. Then back to Kansas City for a baseball game. Bill has several cyber friends who are meeting there to have a gathering. It is from his sports forum which he has been doing for over 20 years. Plus we will see his sister again for a few days. I really just want to stay home!!!

    Have a wonderful day.

    Until the next time???


  9. The lake is beautiful, Penny! You must have had a wonderful time. Great picture of you and your hubby.


  10. Oh Penny...what a gloriously fun afternoon! The lake with the mountain is so pretty..I will have to look that lake up, since we live in the Atlanta area.
    You and your hubby look so happy and yes, I do believe there was a bit of stardust overhead...awwww!
    Thanks so much for sharing..


  11. What a fabulous outing, Penny! Looked like the perfect day too....oh I would just love to have a home on the water. Heck, any body of water for that matter! You too are so cute. :)

  12. Hi Penny
    Thanks for taking us along. It is a beautiful lake and I think the picture of you and your husband is very cute!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  13. This looks like such a wonderful day. being on the water IS so relaxing and beautiful, like being in a different world:>)

  14. Evening, Penny! Oh, what a beautiful place! The water is gorgeous and I can imagine how calming and delightful of a day you must have had! You and your hubby are just the cutest things!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  15. Wow! That sounds like a fabulous day! Thanks for the beautiful pics!
    I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

  16. Ah, it is a magical place. Your day must have been filled with smiles and beautiful sites.

    Thank you for sharing. I'll close my eyes not and imagine I am there.

  17. What a peaceful lake. Now I want to go rent a boat and take a mini vacation!

  18. What a beautiful place! Looks like y'all had a wonderful time!

  19. Ooo pretty! I love boating! How fun :)

    All the best,

  20. Penny,

    What a beautiful lake and how much fun you must have had! I like the crusing on that kind of boat.


  21. Lovely, Penny! I'm glad it's so unspoiled.


    Sheila :-)

  22. How lovely to spend the day on the water!

  23. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day! Nancy

  24. What a wonderful way to spend the day :) I love that picture of you and your hubby too!


  25. cindymeguiar@yahoo.comJuly 17, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I love the mountains and a lake in the mountains is just an added bonus.

  26. Hi Penny,

    Loved your post! We have a cabin on Watauga Lake and just love it there. The cabin, and bunkhouse, was purchased by my parents when I was a little girl. Our cabin is secluded in the trees and not able to be seen by boaters. We do have a floating dock so we know where home is! We are up at the northern end of the lake, closest to NC.

    I loved seeing my second home through another s eyes.


  27. Great pic of you and your sweetie...beautiful views of the lake!

  28. Penny,
    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful day. Watauga lake reminds me of Lake Lure. Once you have grown up around Michigan lakes it stays in your system. I have had computer problems lately - hard drive crash, so I am catching up. Looking forward to getting together again.

  29. Hi Penny,
    Itlooks like a you had a beautiful, relaxing trip. And it looked so cool there. We had 110 today in Central California!

    Just wanted to let you know I bleached my blue birds plate and they turned out great! I'm posting about them for Met. Monday/Blue Monday. I also just happend to come across an article about you today. I had pulled it from Romantic Home a while ago, before I even knew what a blog was. What a small world. Thanks again,

  30. Gorgeous!!! You are right, there is nothing like being out on the water and your day looks like it was the perfect day to spend with your handsome hubbie.