I know I haven’t blogged much this week, but wanted to let you know my family and I are taking a little vacation.
Where you ask?
Well, we didn’t go far – we’re staying in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains about 2 hours from home.
It’s beautiful, and quiet (or as quiet as any house can be with 5 kids and two (sometimes grumpy) parents 🙂 We try to take a long weekend each summer before the kids get back into their school routine to just spend time together.
I’m putting some pics up of web pics until I can get home and upload some of my own pictures from our trip. But today we went to Dollywood & Lydia’s first roller coaster 🙂 Aaron rode his first upside-down roller coaster today. Very momentous. I love roller coasters and the one called Mystery Mine was my favorite. (Aaron and Lydia’s too)
Tomorrow – if it rains- we’re going to tour the Titanic – a replica of the ill-fated ship. I LOVE studying history – and this particular exhibit has a place where you feel the coolness of the water and there is a replication of the Grand Staircase. WOW!!
We might go to Ripley’s Aquarium too and Cade’s Cove – a walking tour through a beautiful part of the Smokies and a replicated 1800s community.
Next week I will return to my regularly schedule blogs – or at least make sure I have something up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – but for now let me introduce you to ‘my’ beautiful world of Eastern Tennesee.
AND if you want to read a FABULOUS writing article, check out Kaye Dacus’ post today at the Writers Alley. Top Ten Tips and it’s a keeper!