Monday, August 6, 2018

Later That Day

Following up on my previous post, after going home to freshen up and eat some fruit, we then headed back out, this time going up the mountain instead of down to the sea.
Lebanon is well-known for its cedar trees, so Melissa and I were awestruck when the road opened up to reveal these gorgeous stone pine trees.
Our first destination of the afternoon was to a lovely area where you can rent cabins and enjoy nature.
We decided some refreshment was needed.
What a view!
Next we drove to the little town of Jezzine for a quick walk around.
It's a little hard to see but that is an actual waterfall in the above photo.  Apparently Jezzine is known as the "City of Falls".
We didn't stay long as we needed to head back to Saida where we started our day, this time to visit a friend of Mona's who was leaving that night to Boston and wanted to meet us before she left.
We stopped along the side of the road to take pictures of the orange glow on the water from the sun.
And just as we arrived, we were able to witness a most gorgeous sunset from the balcony.
 Sunset over the Mediterranean.
The perfect end to a most wonderful day.

The bad news is that the next morning I would wake up unable to go anywhere because of a stomach bug that kept me in the bathroom for the next 12 hours.  Fortunately, it cleared my system and we were out the door bright and early the following day for our next adventure.

More to come.

Peace and blessings,


Beca said...

What an adventurous few days you had. Amazing views and beautiful sights. It's too bad you fell ill but I'm glad you're all better now.
xx Beca

Lotusblommans vardag said...

So beautiful photos! And I´m sure it´s
much much more beautiful in reality.

It's a special feeling to be at higher altitudes
and have panoramic views. As you seem to have had.

Too bad you became ill, at least it was just for a
short time.

from Sussie.

Betsy said...

These photos are amazing Tammy. The Cedars of Lebanon! That is a site I’ve always wanted to see. That sunset over the ocean is absolutely stunning. I’m sorry that you were unwell well on your trip, but happy that you recovered quickly. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us. Blessings, Betsy

Lorrie said...

Wonderful photos, Tammy. I love seeing the countryside rather than cities. The sunset over the Mediterranean is stunning. It's too bad you fell ill, and I'm glad you had a "quick" recovery, although those 12 hours probably seemed interminable.

Kit said...

What a lovely place! Did it smell like cedar? I would love that. So sorry you felt bad. Glad it was fairly short lived. :) Kit

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a wonderful meeting with three together and even saying hello to another friend.
Love it when people actually go the extra mile!
The area is breathtaking yes, the cedars of Lebanon are historical and loved seeing the wooden cabins, because of the natural source.
You took some stunning photos from the special area.
Fond memories and glad you put it into wording here as a forever memory.

Serena Lewis said...

What a lovely place! Beautiful pics, great memories with friends, plus a stunning sunset!

I'm so sorry you ended up with a tummy bug though. They can be horrible and at least it was a short-lived one...some can last up to 48 hours.

Looking forward to your next adventure post. :)

Maya Kuzman said...

What a lovely adventure Tammy! The pictures are amazing, as always!
Glad you are OK now. We are expecting your next adventure!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! Sorry about the stomach bug, but glad you quickly recovered.

Teresa Kasner said...

You have been on a grand adventure! I'm glad the flu worked it's way through you quickly.. it might have been food poisoning, too. You've sure seen some amazing things, my friend. I'm in Ohio for a few more days then a long flight home. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Quinn said...

Trees!!! What a lovely place.
Sorry about the bug, but glad it lasted only 12 hours - though they were probably rather long hours.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Tammy. What an adventurous trip you had! Wowsers. Great photos. I wouldn't want kids to play on the balcony of that house that was on the edge of the humongous "drop." ha haha So glad you could go and spend time with your precious friends. That's what makes life so good----experiences like your trip. Thanks for sharing it with us. Susan

Melanie said...

Beautiful photos, Tammy! It looks like you've been having a wonderful time with your friends. I wonder if the tummy bug was from something you ate? Regardless, I'm glad it was short-lived.

Bee Lady said...

Wow beautiful photos! I love those pine trees and that sunset is awesome. Hate those stomach bugs. Ugh!

Angie said...

Tammy - sorry for my delayed comment on this post - I have been trying to comment for almost a week, and a weird thing kept happening - it kept taking me to a site trying to sell me domains. Go figure. Anyway, these trees are very unique - they reminded me of trees from a kids' book - maybe Dr. Seuss! Looks like you had a wonderful day (until the end). Glad you recovered quickly.

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