Monday, May 6, 2013
All the recent rains have filled Little River to the brim. Here are some great videos of DeSoto Falls, Little River Falls and Grace Falls at Little River Canyon. It is a great time to come visit and see all of the rushing water. Mountain Laurel Inn B&B has a great Waterfall Package which will give you directions and maps for all the falls on Lookout Mountain and Sand Mountain in Alabama and Georgia. See our website www.mentone.net for more information.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
|Sunset on the pond|
|Little River Falls|
Mountain Laurel Inn Bed and Breakfast can provide a great getaway for you and your Valentine with a variety of packages found at www.mountain-laurel-inn.com/packages.shtml. This February is a great time to show the one you love that it is the simple things in life that count such as time away together, a peaceful walk at sunset, good food and great conversation. Book a stay at Mountain Laurel and include the "I Love You" package, the Hiker's delight or the Waterfall package. Mentone, Alabama is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Sammie and Sarah would love for you to come enjoy the peace and quiet at Mountain Laurel Inn B&B and to enjoy the ten minute walk to DeSoto Falls. After being served a full breakfast at the B&B, you can discover Little River Canyon, Orbix Hot Glass Studio, DeSoto Falls and great restaurants and shops in Mentone atop Lookout Mountain.
|Love from Sammie|
|Susent over the pasture|
Friday, January 11, 2013
|Little River Falls|
Saturday, December 8, 2012
|Snowy day at Mountain Laurel Inn|
Monday, August 20, 2012
This photo of Mountain Laurel Inn Bed & Breakfast is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Love this pic taken by a guest staying in the Wildflower room! So for those who always wonder what the view is like, just imagine how good it is from the rockers too. Mountain Laurel Inn Bed and Breakfast is on seven acres of woods so all of the rooms take in the beauty of trees.
Here's the view from the porch in front of the Ski room on a misty morning. Can't you see the peace and quiet?
Love that guests come to relax and renew.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Kamama Music is a new singer/songwriter musical series and can be enjoyed the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month at the Kamama gallery and Twigg coffee shoppe (5951 AL Hwy 117) in Mentone, Alabama. Doors open at 6:00 pm central time and music starts at 7:00 pm.
Kamama Music features regional musicians performing traditional, jazz, Americana, and roots music. Most songs are original works, written and performed by some of the most creative tunesmiths in the South. Local musical talent, Terry Hutcheson, and Kamama owner, Sandra Padgett, will co-host the event and hors d'oeuvre's will be provided by gourmet Chef Jennifer Ferguson from Twiggs Coffee Shoppe.
The Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10.00 and seating is limited (about 50 people). Reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations or additional information, please call 256-634-3001.
The Kamama Music series kicks off Thursday August 16th with a talented group of songwriters/performers from the Chattanooga area - Earl Brackin, August Bruce, Robert Thatcher, and Tom Brown. Also sitting in will be multi-instrumentalist Gary Thompson. They were featured on the just released album, Scenic City Sampler. Their brand of original Americana music is sure to please and delight the Kamama audience.
Mark it on your calendar and make your reservations today.
And look who is coming soon:
Sept. 6th:Jim Parker
Sept. 20th:Microwave Dave
Oct. 4th:Pierce Pettis
Oct.18th:The Watters/Felts Trio
Nov. 1st:Maxwell Russell
Nov. 15th:Dalton Roberts
Monday, July 16, 2012
|Watermelon Cake at Summer Social|
|St Jospeh's Church led by Ann Chesnut |
sponsored the Watermelon social.
|Yum Yum Watermelon with fresh picked Mentone blueberries!|
|Ready for Camp DeSoto Girls to serve|
|Fun time visiting with each other|
This summer, the MERF house is having a summer social once a month for our senior lunch bunch crew. In July, the social was sponsored by St. Joseph's on the Mountain Episcopal Church. It was a big hit with the crowd as we had fun Watermelon Cake prepared by St. Joseph's members and home baked cookies. A last minute surprise came when Camp DeSoto Phoebe girls picked blueberries for the social and wanted to attend. So the oldest girls at Camp De Soto came to the community house and helped to serve the watermelon cake, to visit with the Mentone seniors and to sing. It was a blast so here are some pics and a video to enjoy.
The Watermelon Cake was found on the Martha Stewart website and it turned out to be easy and fun to do. Thanks to Ann Chesnut, Glenda Ingram, Shirley Hussel and Wesley Griffith for being willing to make it happen. Liz Baker was kind enough too to bring home baked cookies to add to the festivities. Glenda, Hannah and Sarah had played with the idea at Mountain Laurel Inn B&B one day to see if it could be as easy as described on the website and it was so. Here's what you need, a seedless watermelon, blueberries, a melon baller, a star shaped cookie cutter, a sharp knife, and wooden skewers or stir straws.
Cut top and bottom thirds off 1 seedless watermelon ; reserve. Cut middle third of watermelon into wedges. Scoop flesh from 1 end into balls using a melon baller. Arrange balls on top of wedges Take the other end and slice it about 1/2 inch thick and lay it down on the cutting board. Use the star cookie cutter and make stars. Insert the skewer into the wedge and alternate spearing blueberries and watermelon stars.