Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Recap

We spend Labor Day weekend camping near Pigeon Forge, TN, with my brother and his friends (in our camper and in their borrowed camper). This was our first trip with the kitten, who did fine after he got sick (in his crate) after going over a mountain.

We hiked up to Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some of the falls closer to home are prettier, but we still enjoyed it. On the way back down, we saw a bear!!! Logan saw him first, heading down the hill toward the trail, but by the time I saw him he was heading back up. I was definitely glad to see the southbound end of a northbound bear! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get my camera out to snap his picture in time. He ambled off and so did we!

Here's Logan hanging out on a tree jutting out off the path (and off the edge).



Brian had cycled through Cades Cove that day, so we ended the evening together with s'mores around the campfire. He says this one was "s'mores perfection!" We all liked the jumbo marshmallows he found!




Sunday found us at Dollywood for an afternoon of good ole' family fun. The parking lot was packed but inside didn't seem so bad. The lines moved quickly. The girls rode Blazing Fury three times, and then believe it or not we tackled Daredevil Falls. Ansley (!) rode that one four times (Daddy once, Macey twice, and me three times). You probably can't tell, but she is in the front of the ride (on the left in the dark blue shirt). Who's the daredevil now?!?


These tired girls did NOT want to wake up Monday morning! We made it home safe & sound Monday afternoon, somehow managing to beat Brian- who had left before us! We didn't have as much mountainous travel, so all the critters were fine.
Today was school/work as usual, but the day went well. Now if I can just get caught up on laundry!

1 comment:

Traveling Bells said...

Hey, cutie pies! What a great w/e. B called us, so we knew a fine time was had by all. Miss y'all. Be home soon!!!

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