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No. 38: Spring Break

Wow! What a week!

It was such a busy, but fun week. Like everything, just wish we had more time. Forgive the jumping around, but at the end, at Oconaluftee Visitor Center, you started to take some stones and put them in a row. 861 more words


The Already and the Not-Yet: Easter People In-Between

A Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter

Texts: Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; St. Luke 24:36b-48

Grace to you and peace from God our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus our Risen Lord, who has conquered the grave and will come again in victory to raise us up. 1,353 more words


#404: Hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

LOCATION: Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Grotto Falls Hike

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the US and borders Tennessee and North Carolina. 328 more words

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2018 Trip 3: April 12-13: KY and TN

Gatlinburg, TN April 13

I know we have stated it before but I am going to repeat it anyway. I am glad we retired early. Hiking up and down hills is still fun but it gets harder and harder on the body; the knees are creakier, the muscles are more sore. 873 more words


2018 Trip 3: April 11: KY and TN

Gatlinburg, TN April 11

Two very different activities have occupied our last 24 hours. After completing yesterday’s blog, we realized it was still sunny and decided to go for a short drive. 1,497 more words


Great Smoky Mountains NP: Andrews Bald

Andrews Bald is the highest grass bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park residing at 5,800 feet on the North Carolina side. To reach Andrews Bald we followed the Forney Ridge Trail for 1.8 miles. 353 more words


2018 Trip 3: KY and TN: April 10: Caves and Crafts, Booze and Bluegrass (Music and Horses)

Gatlinburg, TN. April 10

While Congaree National Park may have had us hiking Sunday till we were ready to drop, Great Smoky Mountains Park today had us strolling along the river, basking in the sunshine, listening to the relaxing hum of rushing water, and delighting in wildflowers. 842 more words