Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Harrisburg Covered Bridge

Saturday Jimmy and I went to the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see the wildflowers.
There were lots and I will be posting photos from Saturday soon.We didn't know there were going to be thousands of old cars in Pigeon Forge.
We went so early it didn't really affect us, but when we were ready to return home the traffic from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge was sitting at a stand still.

So we decided to take a side road and see where we ended out.
You never know what you might find when you do something like this.
We found a covered bridge. About a month ago Betsy at Joyful Reflections had asked me if I had seen the covered bridge. I never knew we had a covered bridge in east Tennessee until Betsy asked me.
Don't know if the sign would have caught my eye if Betsy had not mentioned to me earlier. Thanks Betsy, it was worth going to see.
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25 comments:

troutbirder said...

Oh neat. Beautiful country as always. I am a big believer in "side roads" myself. Your never know....

Mildred said...

Such a peaceful setting - love your photos Leedra.

Shellmo said...

You captured some wonderful photos of this bridge! What a nice surprise!

Susie said...

Love those country side roads. You're right, you never know what you might find. That's a neat bridge.

Lynne said...

I've never seen a covered bridge.
Your photos are perfect.

Darla said...

Just wonderful!!

Jen said...

Very nice. now is this a start to a new collection?

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's Leedra!!
We used to go down to Pigeon Forge every Sept. for the car show. I am going to try to talk the hubby into a trip down soon!! I just love your pictures.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful area. I loved the photos of the covered bridge. We always take side roads if possible. You find some really neat things that way.

Dorothy said...

Love those covered bridges! I didn't know about this one. Hope to see it someday. Great post!

Bird Girl said...

We have lots of covered bridges in Pennsylvania but I think this is the neatest one I've ever seen! I LOVE that first picture and it is always nice to take pictures of the sign so you remember what it's all about later, right? Can't wait to see your flowers, Leedra!

Diane C. said...

Covered bridges are fascinating and your photos really captured the beauty of this one. Thank you for the tour and also thanks to Betsy for telling you about it. :)

Connie said...

I love covered bridges and have driven the route in Indiana that has lots of them. I didn't stop to take pics. So glad you did.

Mary said...

Glad you took these great photos of it! Covered bridges are always neat to see. I think almost everyone I know in Evansville has been to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge....but I haven't. We really need to plan a short trip to the Smokies this year. Maybe in the fall we can make it over to Athens to the Japanese quilt show and travel on from there.

Mrs. Salty said...

I’m happy you took the side road; I enjoy looking at covered bridges; this one is so beautiful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful scenery on those side roads.I like the covered bridge,very unique.
Blessings,Ruth

Willard said...

Beautiful photos of the bridge. I know what you mean about the traffic in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

When I went to Cades Cove, it sometimes took me longer to get from Sevierville to Wear Valley Road and then to Townsend, than what it did to come from Bristol to the interchange at Sevierville. (Or at least it seemed like it did).

Pam said...

I like the covered bridge. I have never seen one, but after seeing your photos I will have to go see it. Wonderful photos.

Carletta said...

I love this!
We're going to the Smokies this summer so I'm putting this on my list to see.
Your dogwoods below are gorgeous.
I have some young trees that just bloomed this week and I took some quick pictures today in between rain showers.
I'm not blogging this week but I saw your comment and wanted to come say congrats on your expected Grandbaby. We'll have to catch up when I get back. I won't have a PC but I'm guessing we'll both be sharing pics for weeks. :)
Catch up with you soon.

Natural Moments said...

It's been beautifully renovated. These covered bridges have such wonderful touches to them. Its like a secret passage to another world.

Mary C said...

Leedra, that's a well-preserved covered bridge. I used to enjoy seeing the covered bridges in Pennsylvania when I lived back East. They remind one of days gone by, and it's nice to see a reminder now and then of past history. Nice photos of it.

Melissa Weisbard said...

Beautiful photos! I love the covered bridge. It reminds me of The Bridges of Madison County. Or Beetleguise. LOL

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Leedra, I'm glad you finally got to see that bridge. It's neat, isn't it?????

Can't wait to see your photos of your wildflowers in the Smokies.
Hugs,
Betsy

Connie said...

I didn't know that bridge was there. They are neat to go see. Nice pictures.

Red said...

What is it about covered bridges that are so romantic? Those photos are just beautiful. Good job Leedra!

I think I'll pop in my DVD of Bridges of Madison County right now :)

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