Thursday, January 8, 2009

NOCCALULA FALLS PARK

It was a pretty day here today. My husband and
I decided to take advantage of the nice weather
and take a drive up to Noccalula Falls Park that
is located in Gadsden, Alabama. With all the rain
we have had in previous days we knew the falls
would be spectacular and they were. The park
is named for a Cherokee maiden, Noccalula, who
plunged to her death, because she would not
marry the Indian brave her father had chosen for
her. She was in love with another.

Statue of Noccalula over looking the falls.

Another view of the statue. If you look
close you will see a rainbow on the right.


Plaque telling about Noccalula and why
she jumped.



Pretty rainbow. The mist from the
falls reminded me of Niagara Falls.




This is a double rainbow. The rainbows were
just beautiful.





The falls. Just to the right is a cavern where
one can walk down and go under the falls,
when the falls have just a little water going over.







The ducks stayed clear of the river it was just
too rough for them.







The footbridge was closed. It is located just
before the falls. You can see why the ducks
stayed on land.








The Nocca Choo-Choo was not running today.
When it is it takes riders around the park.









This is a wedding chapel, that is being built in
the park, that should be open in a few months.
We had a good day and enjoyed the beauty of
the falls especially the rainbows.











6 comments:

Posh And Trendy Back to Basic's said...

Sounds like you have a lovely day.. the falls and stream sure looked rough but pretty and the rainbows were beautiful.

BrasherGirl said...

It was a nice day for a trip. I'm sure you both had a good time. I like the photos...especially the rainbow ones.

Tattycat said...

Wow! That's a lot of water. I'm glad you got to see it. The rainbows are beautiful.

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Charli and me said...

Thank you for sharing the falls in your area. They look beautiful! I can't believe how choppy that water is. It looks like such a nice place to visit and take a walk. The rainbow was awesome.

Anne said...

What a wonderful post. I'm sorry, I was scrolling down your blog and seen this one. I must have missed it. What awesome pictures you've taken! I just love the history of the park you spoke about. The falls are just spectacular. Oh...and the rainbows are so pretty. Thank you for sharing! Have a nice evening.