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The Great Smokey Mountains

Our first camping trip together and as a family


Unique and Fun Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, TN

This lovely little piece of Tennessee became the place that attracted travelers to the quiet community in the Appalachia beginning in the early 1960’s. From a small community with modest lodging and not much of a draw outside of the natural landscape, to a destination that draws up to 10 million guests a year, Pigeon Forge is a great place for families to get it all in.There are endless attractions and things to see in this gorgeous land connected to the Smokey Mountains, which is exactly why a visit here should be on your family’s Fall to do list.Dollywood… 907 more words

On Those Scots-Irish Pioneers

On Those Scots-Irish Pioneers

I’m an indoor person. I come from a long line of indoor people – you know, the kind who define rigorous exercise as walking to the library (or bar), and weight-lifting as walking home from the library carrying books (or from the bar holding onto streetlights). 306 more words

Moonshining in the valley for the New Years

It was Labor Day weekend in 2005 when my new Bride and I made our first trip to the Great Smokey Mountains.  Since then we have been Seven times.   338 more words

Street Photography

New Year, Old Mountains

I celebrated the New Year differently this year than I have in the past. The past three years I went to a concert on NYE, and danced my way into the New Year. 376 more words


A Toothsome Day

Daughter Lise had to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair, so John, Chris, and I tooled around on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We discovered a new waterfall that we’d never seen before. 275 more words

30 Things I'm Thankful For Today

I’m in a weird transitional period after the divorce, moving halfway across the country & adjusting to living in less than 200sf with my son – and so now, more than ever, I need to cling to all the things that I am grateful for & remind myself of them daily (hourly, sometimes every five minutes, even). 983 more words