At the risk of sounding repetitive, I can't express how fortunate I feel to live in an aquatic-rich community. Our home has a gorgeous view of Watts Bar Lake; Our church is within walking distance of Fort Loudon Lake; The lakes close to my parent's home are very clean for fishing and other associated sports. The marinas are plentiful and well equipped to handle most vessel types and sizes. No, we're not on the Atlantic but we can easily get there via air, road, and yes, boat.
Because of our affinity for the water, when asked where I would like to eat (special occasions) it's very rare for me to not pick a marina or restaurant on the water and this was no exception during the Memorial Day weekend. Just a 30 minute or so drive from our house is a marina that for years was "the place" on Watts Bar. Unfortunately, for some reason, the finances went awry and the once majestic and beautiful Euchee's Marina almost fell into ruin. However, now under new ownership, the marina is back open from my perspective, really kicking.
We recently visited their new restaurant which had a great meal choice and a view that was 2nd to none. I sat for at least an hour just staring at the lake and mountains. After dinner, we unloaded the bikes and rode around the campground and shoreline and then made our way to the snack shop/fuel dock to enjoy some ice-cream and cold water while a local band set up for the evening.
I do love to travel and visit new areas of the world but I would be remiss if I lived my life without enjoying and being thankful for what we have here at home.
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