Yup, you can tell we were at the beach cause a tropical storm popped up suddenly and flooded everything between our house and the beach. We drove through torrential rain that caused traffic to crawl.
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We took the grands to Kentucky to visit some long time friends and meet their grands. We stayed at the kentuckystateparks.reser veamerica.com/camping/barr en-river-lake-state-resort -park/r/campgroundDetails. do?contractCode... Read more
Thursday we had special plans. Hike a couple of trails and have a nice day. So we took our time getting to the Little Brier Gap Trail to hike to the Walker Sister's Cabin. The trailhead is at an old one room school house.
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Wednesday and Saturday Cades Cove Loop opens at sunrise and is closed to car traffic till 10 am. So as soon as we could get going we headed for the cove. The loop is 11 miles and has some of the most beautiful vistas around. There are views o... Read more
We have been planning to head back to the Smokey Mountains to ride around Cades Cove and do some hiking for some time now. So we decided to do it before the grands get out for summer and we get really busy. Monday we drove to Townsend, TN and... Read more
When we arrived at my parent's last night, oldest grand heard something scurrying around in the roof over the porch. DH discovered a place where the siding was loose, and that was added to the to do list on Saturday. Well, turns out it was loo... Read more
Last week was the last full week before school starts, and our traditional beach trip. DD and the boys decided to go in her car instead of squeezing into the truck with us. So Monday I took the fur babies to their hotel, then we hooked up the ... Read more
School will be starting back Aug 6th, so we took the grands on one more adventure. Tuesday we went to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, a wonderful place for adults and children. This summer's theme is LEGO, perfect for the guys. There were L... Read more
Well, today was supposed to be Marthasville to St Charles, but due to rain and lightening the ride was called and riders were shuttled to St Charles. We packed up in the rain, ate a leisurely breakfast, and headed home in our stinky van.
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Today we took our time getting started. Had a nice breakfast, loaded the gear on the truck and hit the trail about 7. This section is partially shaded and passes some lovely bluffs. There are wonderful sections along the river and flood plain... Read more
This was our longest day of the ride, and man was it hot. We had a nice breakfast at the YMCA, put our bags on the truck and headed out at 6:30 to try and beat the heat (didn't work, but we tried). A short ride through town and over the bridge... Read more