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Visiting Cades Cove

On our trip out to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg I was really looking forward to visiting Cades Cove.  It did not disappoint!

We stayed in Townsend since we wanted an easy and less congested entrance into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  684 more words

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Fireburn (Nails, Ex-Bad Brains, Etc.) Stream Debut EP “Don’t Stop The Youth" In Full

Fireburn, the new band featuring Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (Deadbeat/Knife Fight), Todd Jones (Nails), and Todd Youth (Bloodclot, ex-Danzig, etc.), are streaming their debut EP “Don’t Stop The Youth“ in full. 43 more words


Surprising Onion Rings

I think most of us would think fried onion rings were a fairly modern taste treat. That’s probably because the modern, commercial deep-fat fryer is a fairly recent invention, and it is unlikely most people would have had ready access to deep-fried foods before it came along. 82 more words


Friendly Falls in Wears Valley

If you leave Pigeon Forge via Wears Valley road to Townsend you will have a very picturesque drive.  An alpine coaster, cabins, resorts and little shops line the road. 254 more words

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This is my Paternal Grandmother, Juanita Louella Townsend, her birth name, amd probably her cheatin’ name, to be fair. She was about 15 here I am thinking. 21 more words

Aww, how cute

There is a balance of cute and ferocious when observing nature.  I was watching birds at Woody Pond in Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge when these young alligators climbed out on a tree branch in the water to sun themselves.   122 more words


Blue Heron on the watch

On a more serious note, yesterday’s post was a juvenile tri-colored heron which was an awkward and humorous bird to see.  This blue heron is much more representative of the beautiful birds that adult herons are.   78 more words