Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall break trip: The Smoky Mountains

Mimi and Papa took our family, along with my brother-in-law's family, to the mountains for a week. They were so generous to spoil us with fun outings and meals! I think we made the trip at the perfect time, just as the leaves were beginning to pop with color. Our adventures included:


A trip to our favorite mountain restaurant: The Apple Barn A glorious hike (This was Lydie's first time to hike the whole way without riding in a back pack!) Wonder Works MuseumAnother favorite restaurant: The Peddler The men took the kids fishing...and we went shoppingArts and Crafts festival

The aquarium

This break came at a great time in our school year. We are officially 1/4 of the way through the year! Thanks to having a plush condo with a washer/dryer, I don't even feel overwhelmed with dirty clothes to clean! We came home yesterday, and little by little we unpacked today (while mourning the Auburn football game). It feels great to have a day of rest tomorrow before getting back in the fast lane on Monday. Thanks, Mimi and Papa, for spoiling us and giving us great memories!

Moments I want to remember: Getting the "Tawanda!" in the parking lot, kareoke (even if just one night), making Papa mad when I rejected his radio channel (bluegrass gospel), feeling violated after reading the shirts in a discount store with my sister-in-law (and understanding why the clerk's car had the message- in shoe polish on the windshield, no less- "If you don't like what I saying, you damn sure don't want to know what I am thinking!" Yikes!!), hearing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" & "Rocky Top" at every corner, Papa's astonishment when the clerk charged $50 for the kids' bags of candy, & Lydie's face after her first roller coaster ride. But mostly, just a restful, fun week. Good stuff!

1 comment:

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! :)