An Unexpected Surprise

Possum Falls, Dunlap, Tennessee.  April 21, 2009.

Possum Falls, Dunlap, Tennessee. April 21, 2009.

In my previous post I mentioned a nice surprise that Betsy and I encountered while driving on the interstate.  Today I would like to share a pleasant surprise we encountered on a back road.

We came back from Texas on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21.  We got as far as Fort Payne, Alabama Monday night and, since we had to go near Fall Creek Falls State Park (our special place) on April 21 in order to get home, we decided to stop by the park on the way.  So we asked our GPS to take us by the shortest route (which usually means back roads) and off we went.

We were going up the Escarpment when Betsy called out that she had seen a waterfall along the road.  So we turned around and went back to a pull-off where we found the waterfall shown in the picture above.  Research after we got home told us that this is Possum Falls, an 80-foot fall near the road.  This was a waterfall that we hadn’t known about until we stumbled upon it.

An added bonus was two more waterfalls in the next couple of miles on this back road.

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14 Responses to “An Unexpected Surprise”

  1. Busy bee suz Says:

    Love those surprises!!!

  2. Susie Says:

    What a nice surprise! I know y’all were happy to find it.

  3. NCmountainwoman Says:

    These unexpected surprises are the best, aren’t they?

  4. imac Says:

    Its such a wonder when something unexpected turns up.
    Nice post George.

  5. Happyone Says:

    It pays to take those back roads!!

  6. Tricia Says:

    An unexpected & pleasant surprise, as well! Beautiful photo!

  7. joy in the Burbs Says:

    Beautiful picture.

  8. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: It is a treat even if by accident. Another one on your life list.

  9. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    I like waterfalls that are easy to get to.

  10. Mary Says:

    I think you guys have your GPS programed to “find the nearest waterfall” 🙂 I’ll have to see if mine can be set that way. Lovely suprise!

  11. LEEDRA Says:

    such a nice surprise, especially for you two!

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  12. Tarolino, Finland Says:

    Now that is a surprise worth having. It’s very beautiful. Luckily Betsy kept her eyes peeled. I just cannot understand how there can be so many waterfalls in your neck of the woods. Here they are not at all common like that. The differense of the rocky formations I expect. We are very rocky but steep cliffs are not common at all and in those places were there are steep drops there’s no flowing water instead. I’d love it if we had waterfalls too 🙂

  13. bettyl Says:

    Don’t you just love those surprises! Hubby is very patient with me when I yell, “STOP!” so we can explore or I can take pictures!

  14. Becky Says:

    I know this fall. I go past it on the way from Ga. to Gainesboro Tn. quit often. That is our usual route. Glad you got to see it flowing. It has been dry the past few years. My hubby wants to see if that cave goes

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