Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Hike Bowling Tree Farm-11/5/2011
On Saturday, Nov. 5, several members of the Murfreesboro Chapter drove up the Cumberland Plateau to the "Tree Farm" Of Winston and BJ Bowling, between Cookeville and Monterey where we were met by the Bowlings and their son, Tim, who led the hike. We appreciate Tim's leadership as everyone else was reluctant to assume that responsibility though most of us have been through those woods many times. The first order of business is always a sampling of BJ's fresh-from-the-oven homemade bread. After an approximate 2 hour hike the group returned to the house to be welcomed by Valerie Galen (who, due to poor directions from the coordinator, had arrived too late to join the hike), Hazel and Lindsey Smith and MB Ginanni, to the food they had all contributed to the feast which followed. The Bowlings are such generous and gracious hosts and we always enjoy the outing. In addition to the aforementioned, the following were present. Cherie Meece, who works with James and Tracey Smith and came with them, joined us for the first time. Marty McCullough, Mary Lee Morton, Rad Smith, Nabil Wakid, Sandra Parker and the photographer who made the accompanying pictures, Bob Goodwin, (our favorite AL member) rounded out the crowd.