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Big Ridge State Park | Hike for the Health of It

IMG_3467 IMG_3469 IMG_3470 IMG_3471 IMG_3474r IMG_3551 IMG_3552 IMG_3557 IMG_3560 IMG_3561 IMG_3571 IMG_3578 IMG_3579It’s funny how you can hear about things to do.  If you keep your ears open, there are really a lot of things going on in or around Sharps Chapel.

Case in point – at the Sunset Bay Annual meeting last week, I happened to join in on a conversation between two women, only one of whom I actually knew.  … [ Continue reading ... ]

Polar Bear Club at Sunset Bay

I’ve never been one for group sports but you have to admit that these Polar Bear Club participants at Sunset Bay, in Sharps Chapel, TN, look like they are having a fun time.  The pool was 71 degrees and it was October 12, in TN and not Minnesota in the dead of winter, but there were a number of people … [ Continue reading ... ]

Sharps Chapel Women Attend International Quilt Show

Sharps Chapel Quilters at Lunch2013 International Quilt Show2013 International Quilt Show Detail 2013 International Quilt Show 2013 International Quilt Show 2013 International Quilt Show 2013 International Quilt Show 2013 International Quilt Show Detail 2013 International Quilt Show Last weekend, the International Quilt Show was held in Cincinnati and a group of women from Sharps Chapel joined a bus tour and headed north to check it out.  I was in Dayton at the time and arranged to meet them there for one day.

The first photo shows everyone in our group seated for lunch inside the convention center.  … [ Continue reading ... ]

Kayaking on Norris Lake TN

What a beautiful day for kayaking on Norris Lake! New friend Pat and I started out around 9 am in her bright yellow sea kayaks on mirror-like calm waters. They were a dream to kayak in. The rudder and long keel made a big difference in reducing the amount of effort involved.

We had a vague plan, first to head … [ Continue reading ... ]

Land of OZ Here in Sharps Chapel

April 8, 2012 — The island on Norris Lake that has Day Marker 23 is awash with color! Yellow flowers all along the shoreline and into the water surround the island, which is still accessible via a land bridge that has not been covered yet with water.

Jim and I like to walk around the island, it takes about 1.5 … [ Continue reading ... ]

Norris Lake Clean-Up 2012

A Resounding Success!

Saturday, Jim and I were part of a group of 22 Sunset Bay residents that spent 4 hours picking up trash on several of the islands on Norris Lake.   This was part of a larger 5-county (Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Union Counties) community-based volunteer clean-up effort along the shorelines of Norris Lake.

“Volunteers from Union County

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Corn Snake in Sharps Chapel TN

Corn Snake Sharps Chapel TN
Corn Snake Sharps Chapel TN

Jim and I decided to take a hike at the far end of Sunset Bay where Russell Brothers Rd. loops onto itself.  It is a strenuous hike that rewards you with some fantastic views of Norris Lake at the big water.  I packed a picnic lunch and off we went.

We parked our car at … [ Continue reading ... ]

Lost Creek Cemetery, Sharps Chapel TN

I went on a great adventure hike to find “Lost Creek Cemetery” in Chuck Swan with friends Julie & Fred.  Lost Creek Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Sharps Chapel and has the graves of some of the original settlers, including Conrad Sharp and Isaac Sharp.

We started the hike in the interior of Chuck Swan and found that Lost … [ Continue reading ... ]

Fly Fishing in Sharps Chapel

I am not a fisherman…(fisherwoman, fisherperson?) but I do have a fly fishing rod that I got several years ago, and when we had some long-time friends, Jim and Bonnie Neidhart, visit recently, I wanted to take advantage of Jim’s fishing expertise and try it again.

The photo to the left is Jim N. using his fly fishing rod along … [ Continue reading ... ]

Black Bean Soup Recipe

Castanospermum australe (Black Bean)
Image by Arthur Chapman via Flickr

Perfect Party Food for Cinco de Mayo

Sunset Bay’s party planners recently threw a Cinco de Mayo party and we decided to attend.  Everyone was to bring a covered dish and I decided to experiment and try a new recipe.  I found this Black Bean Soup recipe from my America’s Test Kitchen cookbook and … [ Continue reading ... ]