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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hump Day

HAPPY WEDNESDAY
Last weekend while hubby and I went to Ohio to see our grandson (and I will put some pictures on later . . .) My daughter and son went to Chattanooga to the Incline there and CheeBurger Cheeburger . . .


He is such a happy kid - most of the time - and has a smile that is contagious - and I think he's photogenic - I am not!

Here he is at the base of Look Out Mtn. Chattanooga TN.

The incline. It was about 5 minutes up and 5 down. Of course there was a souvenir shop at the top - he got a dinosaur.

This was by CheeBurger Cheeburger.

They had a great time together. The hamburger joint - told to me by Sue, Linda, and Denise - was awesome. You build your own hamburger out of anything you want to build it out of and the shakes the same way. A joint if you will - kind of like the 50's restaurant.

They have vacation this week - today we are heading to a safari here in Pine Mtn., GA to feed the animals. You drive through it - windows down - and feed them food - which should be exciting.

Now here is a quote that I like and hope you enjoy as well -

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
—Howard Thurman(1899-1981); Author, Philosopher, Theologian, Educator, Civil Rights Leader

We do need to become alive. To open our eyes and to see the beautiful world around us. God is an amazing painter and builder. Compare a tree to a power line - know what I mean?

We need to become alive for ourselves and feel the beauty in life. We need to come alive for others for them to see our beauty.

What are you going to do to become more alive today? Just one thing today . . .

I think when I go to Pine Mtn. I am going to ditch all my worries and concerns and just be with the family and the animals - to really give of myself today - to look at all of God's creatures - and to breathe...

Enjoy the day,

Sandie

23 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looking forward to photos of the baby. Glad GS had a good time. Love Cheeburger Cheeburger!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That incline ride looks like something my family would love, but I would wait for them at the bottom! Cute videos from yesterday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun day! Great pictures.

We used to have a Cheeburger Cheeburger but it closed down before I ever got around to eating there.

Sr. Ann Marie said...

I rode up something like that incline in Pittsburgh--scared to death! Your photos are great--sounds like a great time.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

You are having a wonderful time!! Life is good. I love the quote so much that I "borrowed" it and posted it on my Blog!

Jo said...

Hey Sandie, I've been to Pine Mtn Wild Animal Safari,it is tons of fun you all are gonna to love it.
Great photo's your GS is adorable, what a cutie potootie.

Cheeburger Cheeburger,boy o boy would love to woof one of those down.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Sandra said...

i love all things hamburger and he is photogenic for sure. i did not know about pine mountain ga, i only know pine mountain KY.
i agree God is The greatest builder of them all and I do need to find away to become more alive than I am. stop making me THINK

Patti said...

Yes, you are right, he IS photogenic and has a fabulous smile. Your daughter is lovely too.

Have y'all ever been to Ruby Falls up there in Chattanooga? We stopped there on a trip back to Florida one year.

Have a great day. Can't wait to see photos of the little guy.

Love,
Patti

Velvet Over Steel said...

Glad he had so much fun! Looks like a cool place to visit too.
& he IS very photogentic & so is your daughter! :-)

P.S. I'm looking forward to those pictures too! Hugs ~ Coreen

Ginny said...

I am going to the same kind of safari place next month!!! I can't wait, they just had a baby giraffe. Get your camera charged up, you ought to take enough pictures for posts the rest of the year!! I can't wait to see your pictures! I have never heard of this incline place, what is it? Nor have I heard of the Cheeburger joint, that sounds fabulous.

Terra said...

This looks like a fun excursion, and the build your own burger sounds delish.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Looks like you are all have F-U-N. GS's smile is worth a million. I'm also looking forward to photo of the family's newest little doll baby. So glad you got to do this! Susan

Sharon Kirby said...

GS is very photogenic - a real cutie. And it looks like he loves posing for the camera, too!

Can't wait to see pictures of Will :)

Have fun at the safari - it's OK to roll down the windows and feed the animals. Just make sure that they don't feed on you! I've heard that Chattys give them indigestion!

Loved that quote, Sandie - and yes, I think that we all need to come alive - for ourselves and for others. What am I going to do to become more alive today? I think I'm going to use your example - ditch my worries and concerns...

...and just breathe.

Home In The Hollow said...

He looks like a happy kid BECAUSE HE HAS YOU IN HIS LIFE!!!!...:)JP

Jane said...

Great pics Sandie, What a fun day! Of course every day spent with family is the best day. Your grand son is very photogenic. Blessings jane

Mevely317 said...

I'm sooo intrigued by this burger "joint" ...
Maybe your Andy can take me there sometime? :)

That corgi :) said...

Sounds like it was a fun day, Sandie! I hope you blog about it! (hint hint :)

your daughter and GS's adventure last week sounded fun too!! I would have enjoyed that hamburger place (and the shake too)

GS is definitely very photogenic; always looks happy with his smile, it looks genuine, you know what I mean?

betty

Thisisme. said...

Lovely to see all those photos Chatty! Your daughter is beautiful and your grandson has an amazing smile. That quote was just so good, and I hope you don;t mind if I borrow it for my Blog. We all need all the uplift and inspiration we can get I feel. Lovely to be back reading your Blog again!

Linda O'Connell said...

I have many happy memories of Look Out Mountain. Your grandson is a cute kid! Such a fun vacation.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Awesome, Sandie! I love the quote and your choice to be alive in your day!! We vacationed in Chattanooga last summer with LM and his family. That incline railroad is impressive!! Hope you had (and I'm sure you did) a LIVE and enjoyable day at Pine Mt.

Crystal Mary said...

Such a happy child. Your daughter looks like his big sister!! Never his mum. You probably get taken for that. Ray used to live at Spring City near Chattanooga. He didn't get to go there this visit. He is back home again and we are taking off for Sydney next week. My mother is very ill. I hope you make your grandson an album with all these photos. I bet he loves you lots. xxx

Granny Annie said...

This is a fun post with great pictures but I keep going back to the "build your own burger" part. (My food deprivation is doing that to me.) Could I build a burger with lots of lettuce and cheese and onions and then pour Caesar dressing all over it? I am drooling.

LADY JANE said...

Hey girlfriend! Hope all is well...looks like everyone is having a great time on their little adventures! So glad you got to visit with your new granbabe! And I can hardly wait until you share more pics! And yes...Mr. Handsome Andy is soooooo photogenic! And NOOOOOO I don't take good pics either....I actually HATE my pic taken! Well girl I've got lots to tell you....so e-mail me when you have some time! Hugs girl...and how is that knee feeling?