So, that leads me to the fact that I have no idea really where to start so I am going to jump straight into my vacation.
We had orginally planned to leave out at midnight the night of the 7th, but the closer it got, the more anxious we got so we ended up pulling out at 10:00! I didn't know how I was going to handle sitting in a car ALL night long with no sleep, BUT I made it. Yes, I was quite delerious once we did in fact get there, but that's beside the point, yes?
We rolled into Gatlinburg about 3 Am and ended up where else but Wal-Mart? Tammy ended up FALLING asleep in the parking lot and now I'm wondering why I didn't get a picture of this sight. Like I said, I was half out of myself.
|Tammy @ Bennett's!|
After a good night's rest, I woke up the Friday morning ready to rock and roll! We went to Cade's Cove and it was everything and then some what I expected it to be. It was absoutely a beautiful day and with a great great group of people. We looked all day but never saw a bear while were at Cade's Cove, but we did see a wolf. Yes, I have a picture to prove it.
Here are just some other random shots I got during Cade's Cove...
|Can I get married here? Please..|
We ventured over to the Arts and Crafts Community after that and stopped along the way at some of the shops. My fave one was the Alewine Pottery place. These people make some amazing pottery pieces and I ended up buying two coffee mugs for my mom and dad, that conviently read "Nana" and "Poppop" on them. Both of them were tickled to death to get them. And how FUN is that to end up finding a coffee mug with such a name as "Poppop" on it? LOL! :) Jenna has started a trend.. :) While we were there we sat outside in some rocking chairs and listened to a few songs by a couple. It really was a good time!
|I really liked Mrs. Beach Bear.|
|HA! This needs to be on the table at the wedding reception... =)|
|God's beautiful creation.|
|On the way to Clingman's Dome!|
|Isn't he a doll?!?!?!?|
|Tammy at the BOTTOM of Clingman's Dome since she chickened out on me!!!! |
On our way out of Clingman's Dome we ran into a little surprise- a baby bear!!! =) It was sitting in the top of a tree having a snack, hehe. We pulled over and snapped some photos!
|Isn't he/she precious!??!?!?!??!!? |
|Playing in the creek! |
|I love these people!!!!!!!!!|
We had rode over to Choctaw one day to see the Indian reservation up there and on our way back toward Gatlinburg we were having a discussion about how screwed someone would be if they hit a deer/bear... well OUR luck... we are driving along and out tumbles this black figure and we BARELY missed the stupid thing. I mean we honestly pulled over and checked the car, we were THAT close. Of course by this point we were all about to pee on ourselves from laughing at the luck we were having. But thankgoodness no one got hurt because I'd hate to be sitting here talking about the bear battered car. LOL.
Well ladies, I think I left out tons.. but I have tried for days to get this up so I'm going to count my lucky stars this much happened! And I promise to get back on blogger better....
P.S.- OH, and word to the wise- never ever eat at Dick's. They hire based on the name.