We needed a vacation for the family. Home away from home to us are the mountains in Tennessee.
We have enjoyed this trip for many years! We had great aspirations this year to hike 12 miles up to Mount LeConte. Rain, Rain, Rain!
Well, we decided that rain was not going to be a factor in our plans, and so, picked up a couple of AR-15’s. The weather forecast said that the rain would stop mid-morning and that was our hope. I am afraid that the forecasters were quite wrong!!! To say the least, we did not make it to the top. We ended up stopping at the 3 mile mark, Rainbow Falls.
Many of the kids wanted to keep tracking onward, but my baby..well she is 3…was quite ready to return to the dry car and as she kept saying, “I want to go back to the hotel and swim!”
Despite our not making it to the top, we had a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment and I have to say, I was very happy to see the suburban in the distance up ahead!!
On one of our many adventures, the sights of deer were amazing! Our family loves wildlife and photography. Every one of the kids were trying to get an up close pictures of these magnificent creatures. You can just imagine how we might have sounded like a herd of goats approaching these wild animals. As they were retreating, Scott got this amazing shot…a photography shot, just to set the record straight.
On the way back home, we always make it a tradition to find a great out of the way restaurant and eat with the locals. Trying to find the locations can be quite entertaining and somewhat scary! It is always great fun when Scott is taking direction from one of the boys in particular. I am not sure how many miles we wasted looking for this hole-in-the-wall destination, but there were many “turn now” instructions given whereby I saw my life flash before my eyes. Well, I have to say, it was well worth it. Fried chicken, fries, beans, and mashed potatoes awaited us. I think that it was some of the best fried chicken I have ever had.
Upon arriving home, the transcript of my book was at the door for my review!!! I spent countless hours combing it over to make sure it would be perfect for you readers! I am in love once again with the book and am so excited for you to see the final product.
Our family has thankfully remained well throughout the past few months, but this week we have regretfully gotten a cold! I guess hiking in the rain may not have been a good idea! Well…it makes for a lot of great memories anyway!!!