From Downtown Gatlinburg....
We never walked this particular street.
It was simply too crowded and we were being
cautious to keep my walking to a minimum
since I didn't want to end up in a hospital in
That's the only problem with going on vacation
with a cautious cardiologist at home.
He scared me pretty good.
Lots of Moonshine to be had.
We didn't have any of that either.
Lots of opportunities for zipping.
Many people rent jeeps and buggies to ride around in the mountains.
This seemed to be a very popular choice judging by all of the people carrying
doggy bags with the Bubba Gump logo.
I loved when the entire group sang together.
Mostly because I got to sing along.....
with many of my favorite artists.
See the girls in green and the young man beside them?
They are college students who sang.
I was so pleased that they were included with the others in the
What a wonderful experience for them.
Kevin Williams was like the star of the entire show.
He is hysterically funny, plays an amazing guitar,
seems to do a lot administratively
and makes a wonderful spokesperson.
Here are a series of photos of him
as he took over a story Bill was telling
and making the crowd die of laughter.
"Walked through the snow, uphill for miles both ways"
The following picture had something to do with a cow bawling.
We would definitely go to see Kevin if he was doing
a concert on his own.
He is truly talented.....
and we love acoustic guitar.
The golden tickets.
Had to be shown every time you returned to the hall.
I kept forgetting and had to dig in my purse every time.
On our final morning we returned to The Old Mill
The beautiful view from our table.
There were lots of birds in the trees just outside the window
and ducks kept swimming by sometimes in groups of
two, three and four.
I became amused when there were four and
three continued on while the fourth went
in the opposite direction with some
It doesn't take much sometimes.
And then...it was over.
And we headed home.
It took us a couple of hours to get out of the
Pigeon Forge area, though.
Traffic was crazy.
That's what we get for leaving on
Memorial Day, I guess.
So we ended up stopping for the night in
Harrisonburg, VA rather than driving straight through.
It was a good thing too.
The next morning as we drove we saw so very many
dead deer along the highway.
Apparently it was a very busy night for them
and I'm thankful that we weren't dodging them in the darkness.
It is good to be home.
Crazy busy already....but good.
Jonathan got his driver's license yesterday
while Michael passed his ASVAB which is the next
step in getting into the Army.
Warren and I are adjusting to Michael's decision.
It is not easy...that's for sure.
However, he is determined and he is an adult.
So......we support him.
Chelsea's list of things to be done before she
leaves for Australia and Thailand is getting shorter.
Wisdom teeth removal for both Chelsea and Michael.
We figured they got tubes in their ears together
they should have oral surgery together too.
Perhaps a miracle will happen and the doctor will
decide they don't need to have them removed.
Well, I can hope, right?