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Monday, November 10

Rambling the roads on Signal Mtn. ............

Signal Mtn. is about 40 minutes from my house , it is the next mtn. over from ours . There are lots of old homes on this mtn. and there are alot of very , very expensive homes here too. But where I don't know, everytime we have been up here we can never find the expensive homes! They really must have them well hidden. I know some builders that have worked on some of them and I am going to get directions . I think just about every doctor and lawyer in Chattanooga lives up here. I couldn't get any good pics today because they have so many trees in their yards.And alot of them are further back from the road.

Now to my pic above. I believe this is an old playhouse. I thought it was so cute, and I love the setting around it. Isn't the purple flower pretty.

All along the top of this mtn. the houses are built right on the bluff or brow as we call it here . These homes have a view to die for ! Occasionally you can get a good glimpse between houses . They also have pull offs in just a few places. This is looking down on the Tennesse River . The mtn. in the background is Lookout Mtn. There was a battle fought there in the Civil War .

You can barely see the profile of some of the city in this pic . The haze you see is smog my friends .

And oh my gosh !! A UFO has landed in front of us !
Just kidding , this is a house . It was built about 1970 on the side of the mtn. about half way up. This house has had many articles written about it. I remember when it was built, I bet everyone in Chattanooga came to look at it. I wish I could have gotten a better shot of it . Behind the bushes is the entrance . It looks just like the door of the ufo has dropped down and there is a spiral staircase coming down. It recently sold for a ridiculous amount of money.


Tea Time With Melody said...

Beautiful views from these pictures. Love the playhouse too. I can say the UFO home is just not my style. lol

MARIA said...

Good Morning Theresa!
This old house is great. I remamber from my childhood this kind of houses were in my country.
This pic is precious.

This UFO house is really extra.
I wonder how there is in inside.
Thank you for sharing these great pics. Really great!
Have a blessing day!

Stacey said...

Hey, I think I saw that UFO house on HGTV - you know the show about strange houses?

That looks like one beautiful trip you took. Oh to live near the mountains!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Wow...this all brings back memories from several years ago. I had looked at apartments/houses on Signal Mountain and Lookout Mountain...before finding one in Chattanooga. Lived there a short time...but saw alot of the surrounding areas...including the UFO house!!!


bj said...

You are so blessed to live where it is soooo pretty. And, I've seen that UFO house on tv, I am thinking...

jeanne said...

Theresa, I love your post today. You do live in a very beautiful part of our country. I would like to drive in the mountains up your way. Then I might get to see the UFO. Seriously it looks so weird in the mountains like that. It needs to be on HGTV's weird houses. Then we could see the inside.

Thank you for your sweet comment about Tanner. I am thrilled to see my daughter and her family ease their grief with Tanner. Her hubby hasn't seen him yet as she is visiting my daughter who lives in Kissimmee right now. She takes Tanner home today.


Shelia said...

Morning, Theresa! Oh, how beautiful is this. I'm very familiar with Lookout Mountain. I have relatives who live there, but in Alabama. Now, I do believe that is a UFO! Wonder if the people who live there are space cadets? lol
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see my roosters.
Shelia ;)

Chris said...


I love it when you take us sightseeing! You live in such a beautiful place.

Pumpkins on the fencepost...cute, cute, cute!

Happy To Be said...

GM Teresa, I think I have seen that UFO house on some movie...or maybe is was on that TV show "what with that house" now I love the little log house with all the Pumpkinns on the posts..thats my kind of house..thanks for a great great to mountians..Oh thanks also for stopping in girl..hugs and smiles Gloria

Dawn said...

I really like that first picture. What a cute little house and the view around it is just lovely!

I've never seen mountains. I can only imagine how beautiful it looks!

The space ship house is certainly unqiue! I believe that is the first I've seen.

take care,

Lynne said...

Thanks for the trip to the mountain this morning..That view is incredible..it could sure take your troubles away just standing there and looking out..wonder how many others have done the same thing..The log cabin is cute as a bugs ear..I believe like the others I might have seen the UFO on T.V. Wonder how they decorate the inside? hugs ~lynne~

Eleanor said...

I love the mountains.I grew up in Cape Town under the shadow of Table Mountain. But I shall skip the UFO house. I prefer traditional!!

judicreations said...

Good Morning Theresa
Oh my that house looks like its ready for a flood..and its staying up high in the heavens.
What lovely country side. The other little house is cute in the woods too. Beautiful pictures.
Thank you for sharing

Smilingsal said...

Spectacular pictures, Theresa. We have a spaceship-type home in our area too. It was built in the 70s by a Miami Dolphin (pro football). Perhaps it was the same designer.

DayPhoto said...

Weird, we have a space ship house in the Denver, Colorado area, but I think it was built in the 60's.

Love the photos! Love your area!
To live where there is Civil War history would be a real treat.


Judy said...

How beautiful!! The house reminds me of one that is here. I can't remember the history now or who built it. I'll have to do some searching. It looks like a UFO too!!

Picket said...

Hey girl...love the tour of the beautiful mountain top....Bill is from Tennessee and when we go back there to visit I am always in awe of the glorious views...hope you are feeling better sweetie..thanks for coming by...take care and have a great week!

Nancy said...

Wonderful post, Theresa! I am so glad you show things about TN! Nancy

Cherdecor said...

Tennessee is a beautiful state! We have been through there a couple of times and we love the scenery. Thank you for posting the lovely pictures.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Theresa,
You must live close to Mentone and Lookout mountain.

I have a friend that has recently moved there....before she moved, we all visited their vacation home 2 or 3 times a year. It's on the east side of Lookout Mountain. They had one on the west side for a few years and sold it.

Your pictures are beautiful!

Picket said...

lol Girl..you ain't right!!!!! Get behind me satan?????!!! oh my word!!! lol lol That was a good one...but pass me those fried taters first! lol lol

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Theresa, Very unique house! The pictures from the mountain are breathtaking and beautiful! :) ~RHonda

Happy To Be said...

GM Teresa... hey girl thanks so much for coming by..I see that goofy Picket was here!!! don't you just love her to bits?? hugs and smiles Gloria

Shelia said...

Hi Theresa! Thanks for coming to see my entry! I know, that little Chloe Dawn is jealous of anything that gets in her way!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat said...

Hi Theresa
I'm visiting from Picket's! I love your area of Tenn. -- we visited a few times when our children were young.Your photos are beautful!
Hugs, Pat

Barb said...

Hi Theresa,

What a view! The fall colors just take your breath away.

I don't know about that UFO house. It definitely is different.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Picket said...

Decorating the BATHROOM for Christmas????!!!!! Girl ....have I taught you nothing..the ONLY thing that should concern you in that bathroom when it comes to holidays and family gatherings is make sure it is well stocked with toilet paper and a PLUNGER!!!!!!!! LOL LOL
Thanks for coming by girl...hope you are feeling better1

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

Stopping by to say hi!

Thank you for taking us on your trip! What beautiful country!!


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jeanne said...

Hi Theresa, You know I didn't want Obama to win but since he did I say give him a chance to be our president.
I refuse to be like the dems and bash him the way they bashed Bush. I am saying wait and see. Hope all is well with you my friend. Today I saw my knee doctor and had a very good report. Two more weeks of therapy. I am tired of three days a week my days are shot. It is a 50 mile round trip to therapy. sigh.

Love, Jeanne

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

That was fun Theresa. I loved the pumpkins on the post and that space ship house was something else. ~ Lynn

Denise said...

I just discovered your blog through Teatime with Melody (thanks Melody). I am so happy to have found you. This was a lovely post and you have a great place to visit. So many lovely posts on here.

krystyna said...

Those both .. the old house and the UFO are worth to attention.
Both are Special!
Thank you Theresa for sharing!
Great shot!


CIELO said...

Wow, what an amazing view! I'd love to visit that town...


The W.O.W. factor said...

Hey! I think I saw the same house on that HGTV show "What's with that house?' Pretty cool, but not sure if I'd like round walls.
Love the "playhouse"! Its so cute! and those views of the river? Wow!!
Hope your week is starting off grand Theresa!