Parrot Mountain, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 3/11/2014

MARCH 11, 2014 (Tuesday)

 

Still sunny skies. Got up to 70 today. Beautiful!

We left around 11:00 AM and went to Parrot Mountain. It was about ten miles from home. It cost almost $20.00 a person, but we had won a free ticket so it brought the cost down. Parrot Mountain is lovely. It’s very bible/Christian oriented and has a prayer area, a picnic area, beautiful verses and lovely areas to sit and meditate. The birds were so lovely – all colors, shapes, sizes, dispositions. We really enjoyed seeing and interacting with them , especially when we bought food and hand fed them.

Walking up from the sidewalk, you get an idea of what you will be treated to.

Walking up from the sidewalk, you get an idea of what you will be treated to.

The birds must be happier flocking with same species in significant numbers.

The birds must be happier flocking with same species in significant numbers.

Beautiful birds.

Beautiful birds.

Lots are rescued.

Lots are rescued.

Some outlive their owners.  They live up to 80 years.

Some outlive their owners. They live up to 80 years.

Many varieties.

Many varieties.

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Pictures don't do justice to the brilliant color of these little guys.

Pictures don’t do justice to the brilliant color of these little guys.

Kookaburra, I think.

Kookaburra, I think.

 

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The feeding place, pretty woman in action.

The feeding place, pretty woman in action.

Lex loves birds.

Lex loves birds.

She bonds quick.

She bonds quick.

Grumpy got in on it.

Grumpy got in on it.

Pretty bird was said a lot.

Pretty bird was said a lot.

This one out smarted Lex.  Would stand on the food, would not get back on stick, would bite if tried anything, Finished her seed.

This one out smarted Lex. Would stand on the food, would not get back on stick, would bite if tried anything, Finished her seed.

Mustache something.

Mustache something.

Dinosaur looking things.

Dinosaur looking things.

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Pretty.

Pretty.

Nice waterfall.

Nice waterfall.

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Exotic.

Exotic.

A barn that caught Edie's eye.

A barn that caught Edie’s eye.

We left and went to Cheddars for lunch. We’ve eaten at a Cheddars in Fort Smith, Arkansas before and enjoyed it.  We each had the lunch special – salad, soup, and sandwich (or a baked potato). Lexi also had an alcoholic drink. Lunch was really good and Cheddars is a nice relaxing restaurant. While we were driving “home,” we stopped again at the buy one pair of boots and get two free. Can see why they can do that as the boots were really expensive.

Nice chain.

Nice chain.

Lex enjoyed her club and bowl of potato soup.

Lex enjoyed her club and bowl of potato soup.

I had a soup, baked potato and Cesar salad.

I had a soup, baked potato and Cesar salad.

My salad.

My salad.

 

Interesting boot place.  Personally, I've just never been a cowboy boot guy.

Interesting boot place. Personally, I’ve just never been a cowboy boot guy.

 

Women's.  I looked at the mens and saw prices from $300 to $600.

Women’s. I looked at the mens and saw prices from $300 to $600.

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We got back home in time to take the 4:00 PM taking better pictures class at our resort. We learned quite a few new things and we were glad we took it. We plan on taking a tour with them on Thursday.

They got the decorative fountains going today.

They got the decorative fountains going today.

They include a one story waterfall.

They include a one story waterfall.

We are now sitting here deciding what we want for dinner. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

 

 

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