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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Great Smoky Mountains

I'm back!!  I have missed all of my blog friends.  We just returned from a week in Nashville and the Great Smoky Mountains. I had planned on posting throughout the week, but the internet connection at our cabin was not the best.  Our cell phone service would come and go.   We had the best time seeing God's beautiful, majestic creations.   Our cabin at Pigeon Forge was absolutely gorgeous!

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 This was the view from our back porch.  It was so awesome waking up to this beautiful view every morning.

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The family on the mountain!

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My precious daughter, Lauren and me.


My son, Tyler, couldn't wait to get in the water.  Boys will be boys!

They wanted to see a bear so bad.  So when they saw this bench, they  had to have their picture taken here.


 The closest we came to a live bear was paying to see and feed them.  They did have the native Black Bear, but these bears were Asian.  They were so fun to watch, and so lazy.  They wouldn't move to go get the food if you missed their mouth.  LOL


We took a helicopter ride over the mountains.  The views were amazing, but I have to admit I was glad to be back on the ground.  I was too nervous to get very many pics.  :)

One of the most awesome places we visited was Clingman's Dome.  We went from 90 degrees to 63 degrees at the top of the mountain.  It is the highest point in the Smokies, and amazingly beautiful.   We were definitely in the clouds.  

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The view went from the above to the below photo in only a few minutes!!  You could literally watch the clouds rising right before your eyes.  It was so awesome!

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We had a wonderful time, but it is always to great to be back home!  Now to catch up!  While I was gone, I received some of the amazing giveaways that I won.  I can't wait to share those with you!

I will leave you with the photo of my favorite place in Pigeon Forge, The Incredible Christmas Place!!  I was in heaven in that place.  I will share those photos tomorrow.  


I did try my best to keep up with my new blog friends while I was gone.  If you are a new follower, and I haven't returned the follow please just leave a comment here.  I love to return the follow!  A huge thank you to all of my followers.  Have a wonderful weekend.  We plan on resting today, and watching the Olympics.  


Barbara F. said...

I love the log cabin! Did you stop at Dollywood? I have always wanted to go there. xo

Pamela said...

Loved your photos! I so want a cabin in a mountain area. We just returned from a weekend in a small Colorado town where we stayed in a cabin. Lovely photos!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the Smokies! We went there for our honeymoon, and go back almost every year! love it!

Unknown said...

This is one place we have to visit. I love all your photo's and I too would have been very happy to be back on the ground! I give you applause as I don't know if I could have taken a helicopter ride..I'm a sissy!! great photo's...glad you are back home..

Unknown said...

Our cabin was beautiful! We searched online days to find it. LOL We didn't make it to Dollywood this trip. I really wanted to go for the music. Thank you so much for stopping by. HUGS

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I loved the cabin. You truly experience the great outdoors that way. We really want to go to Colorado one of these days. Thanks for stopping by. HUGS

Unknown said...

What a perfect place for a honeymoon!! I can see why you go every year. It had been a very long time since we'd been, but we've already decided we want to go back next year. Thank you for stopping by!! HUGS

Unknown said...

You do have to make this trip a priority. It has been years since I had been there, and my children had never been. We seem to always end up at the beach. We really want to go again next year.

Let me tell ya, I was praying the whole time we were on that helicopter. I think even my son was happy to be on the ground, but wouldn't admit it. LOL

Thank you for stopping by!! XOXOXO

Geneva said...

Wow...what an awesome vacation. From all the pictures it looks like everyone had a good time. Beautiful photography...I especially loved the ones of the clouds rising above the mountains. Stunning! Thank you for sharing your vacation fun with us Kathy.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! We did have a great time, and I'm missing that mountain view. Thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

I live a couple of hours away from the GSM and we visit often. Your pictures are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wow, how nice to live so close. It had been a long time since we had visited the GSM. I grew up in MO and we used to go a lot. I wish I lived closer. Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great weekend. I just joined your great blog. :)

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