Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dinner and quilts at Unicoi Lodge

Tonight, Body Guard and I went to Unicoi State Park Lodge to eat dinner supper. The buffet was so fresh and abundant. They always have fresh trout and vegetables and a dessert table that is quite huge.
It was raining very heavy until after dinner and then the sun came out with the mountains steaming as we strolled along the grounds and the woods.

We met some nice folks while I took pictures outside and looked at the beautiful flowers.

Unicoi's dining room has always had many quilts exhibited and, well, as you can see in the pictures, the prices are quite pricey for a souvenier for travelers. We are locals and have seen them before but I got my camera and started snapping pics after we ate our good-eats.



He waits patiently always while I'm on an adventure.
See the smile.

After the price though.......




And so the camera starting snapping.











What a name for a pattern!


In the meantime, he's analyzing people.


This is one of my favorites....nope, can't get any of these quilts...evah. The prices are quite high. LOL












This Oak Leaf pattern one is my second most favorite.




Then, the next level at the bottom past the other side of the BIG fireplace has several other quilts.


Although I had enough dessert to hang from the rafters, I didn't for these pics :)


Hold on, let me just bend way over and grab on to the lights and get this close-up!







Walking down to the second floor and then out where the rain finally stopped and within a few minutes the sun struggled to beam through the clouds.


The Lantana is abundant here.


Not a drop of rain wasted......

AHHH,  sun!


We stroll through the grounds.



I did not once hear the word S_N_A_K_E, thank goodness, on this walk.


This is the swing where we sit and talk about things like "remember when......"


I can only say it was a steamy Sunday evening.


10 comments:

  1. looks like a relaxing place to have a meal and spend some time walking around. The stack and wack quilt is named so because of the technique, not the pattern. The fabric is stacked, cut and then turned different ways to make a cool pattern... love the hat in the previous post. Have a good week!

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  2. It's been a few years since we've enjoyed that good buffet at Unicoi!
    I loved seeing the quilts and I agree, too pricey for me.
    When I was little, we use to visit
    Helen & Robertstown - this was way before the Bavarian make-over.
    Looks like you had a great day!

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  3. What a wonderful place! Living in Amish country, we see many beautiful quilts and yes, they are pricey too!

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  4. What a great place to have dinner. What pretty quilts - and such a patient bodyguard.

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  5. What a nice place.The quilts are beautiful and you are right, a little too pricey for me.

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  6. Beautiful quilts but wow on the prices. I am surprised they allowed pictures to be taken since most quilt places don't but glad you were able to get them to share. I love the way they collect rain water.

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  7. Hey Sherry,
    I always get permission before I take photography for the blog.
    There were others who also were taking pictures at the time. It's a touristy place, Helen Ga.
    Alot of people don't mind because it helps their business.

    Oh, Catherine, I bet where you are in Amish country there are some beautfiul quilts and furniture!!

    Denise, I can't imagine Helen before the Bavarian makeover, but I've seen pictures of it and it was really small then!!
    Sherry, thanks so much because I didn't know why it was called Stack and Whack but it is a cool pattern.

    Yep, Terrie, hubbie is used to waiting while I look alot. He is patient there and doesn't mind at all.


    Jennifer

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  8. What beautiful pictures. I know the cost of quilts can be great. I used to go to the Arts and Crafts Fair at Cedar Lakes in West Virginia. They had such beautiful items; the quilts were amazin. The prices were high. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Georgia looks magnificent.

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  9. What a wonderful spot for a relaxing evening.

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