Views from Thursday’s Hike

Rain was due to arrive about noon on Thursday when Charlotte and I were in Pigeon Forge, so we got out early for a hike there at the cabins where we were staying. Our first stop was to sit in a great swing with beautiful views of the mountains. After a break there, and a […]

Heritage Center Museum

We spent a good while in the Heritage Center Museum – as is my way :-). After the display from the Townsend Archaeological Project I enjoyed the rest of the Native American Gallery, with details about how the Cherokee lived day to day in that area. Looking at the weapons reminded me of the exhibits […]

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Another building I really enjoyed seeing in the Appalachian Village at the Heritage Center was the Blacksmith’s shop. Just the information about what all blacksmiths did – they were often called on to be vets, among other things – was so interesting. You can see Charlotte checking out one of the signs in this picture. […]

Appalachian Village

Wednesday afternoon while Charlotte and I were on our birthday trip we spent time at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. The first part was an Appalachian Village set up on the grounds of the center, with buildings that had been moved there from all over the surrounding counties, to show what life was like […]

Off to the Walker Family Cabin

Wednesday morning we left our cabin soon after breakfast to head to Smoky Mountains National Park to do a little hiking. Our first stop was at the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse. We were lucky that the gate was open so we could drive up to the parking area – I understand that isn’t always the case. […]

At Sunshine House Cabin

This past week Charlotte and I went on our annual birthday trip for a few days, this time to the mountains around Pigeon Forge. Charlotte and her husband Bob vacation there several times a year, so she knew the perfect cabin for us to stay in. And it was so cute. It was round, so […]

Follow up Haunted Trail visit

Since Lindee & her family weren’t able to be here for the family Halloween gathering, she and the girls came by one evening the following week after everyone had finished golf and soccer practice. I’d made a big pot of bean soup, and then they checked out the Haunted House and Trail. I got this […]

Sports Saturday

Friday night after our festival at church, June spent the night with me. We got up early Saturday morning, and hit the road for Rock Hill to watch Charlie compete in his final cross country race of the season, what they called a Friendly Race, at Southpointe High School there in town. There really were […]

Leaves and Light Festival

What a fun night we had Friday night, when I helped pass out candy at the festival at church. June was there with me, dressed like a Pink Lady, to help with the games. We had a really good turnout – I think they said 150 people all together – and I tried to get […]