What a beautiful day! I had to take my car into Johnson City to have some work done on it. This will hopefully be the last major work on this car before I'm ready to buy a new one. I'm hoping to get 60,000 more miles out of it before we part our ways. Anyway, we saw this as an opportunity to check out Bays Mountain Park in nearby Kingsport.
I dropped my car off at the shop just before 10, but Sierra was taking her time eating and so I had to wait about an hour for Noelle and her to pick me up and head to Kingsport. We stopped for lunch and then headed to the park. The weird smell of chemicals permeated the Kingsport air thanks to the Eastman chemical plant. The air up on Bays Mountain, however, was cool, fresh and invigorating.
Our first stop in the park was the aquarium area where we saw lots of fish. They seemed to like being seen by us and even posed for some photos.
Lots of birds of prey were on exhibit including an American kestrel, a black vulture,
From the animal exhibits we headed out for a walk on the beautiful Lakeside Trail.
By the time we completed the loop Sierra was all tuckered out.