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 ... ]
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 ... ]
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 ... ]
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 ... ]
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 ... ]
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.
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“Volunteers from Union County
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 ... ]
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 ... ]
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 ... ]
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 ... ]