Charit Creek Lodge, Tennessee

October 2005

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Elaine, Sierra, Cooper and I had an excellent weekend joining, Mike, Teri, Henry, Richard, Terry, and Ruby at the Charit Creek lodge.  The lodge is located in Picket State Park near the Big South Fork Recreation Area in Tennessee, and is about a mile hike from the trail head.  We all shared a rustic cabin that used oil lanterns for light, a wood burning stove for heat, and had three double bunk beds.  The lodge staff prepared breakfast lunch and dinner for us and the other guests, which was wonderful.  There was a creek to play in (obviously - Charit Creek lodge), a soccer ball to kick, and horse shoes - footballs - and Frisbees to throw on the lodge grounds.  There were also hikes in every direction that ranged from overlooks of the valley, to waterfalls, to sandstone arches.  On Saturday, we chose the arches, as it was a short hike which is right up the kids' alley.  It was great to spend time with other families with children the same age as ours; it reinforced the thought that Sierra and Cooper are not the only kids who have an occasional melt down.

 

Driving in

Picket State Park

Sign

Elaine, Cooper and Sierra

Hiking to Cherit Creek Lodge

Cooper and Sierra

Running across a suspension bridge

Charit Creek Lodge

Cooper

Playing in the creek

Sierra

Playing in a creek

Sierra

Playing in the creek

Jake and Cooper

Arch

Arch panorama

Terry and Sierra

Exploring a narrow

Sierra, Ruby and Richard

Exploring a narrow

Mike

Climbing

Sandstone

Sierra, Terry and Ruby

Taking a food break

Sierra

Sierra

Making a sand angel

Ruby

Playing in the sand

Henry

Playing in the sand

Henry, Sierra and Ruby

Playing in the sand

Family photo

Sierra and Henry

Playing in the creek

Henry and Sierra

Playing in the creek

Sierra, Henry and Cooper

Playing at Charit Creek Lodge

Fire

Sunrise

Cooper and Sierra

Elaine and Sierra

Cooper, Henry, Mike, Richard, Sierra and Elaine

Playing "jump the stick"

Cooper and Henry

Hiking out

 

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