Friday, July 9, 2010

4th of July at the Smokey Mountains & Bella

A family member had a time share and we were invited to come spend the weekend in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was about a 5 hr drive for us and the kids handled it fairly well.

We had a two bedroom condo that we shared with another couple. From our balcony, the view was just beautiful.
We spent little time in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg because it was insanely crowded for the holiday. We were told that Gatlinburg has the very first 4th of July Parade in the country. It began at midnight and that was way past my bedtime. So needless to say, we didn't even attempt to see it!


We spent quite a bit of time in the mountains playing in the river. I just LOVE a river with crystal clear water running through it. We hopped our way down the river on the rocks and a few of us meet our fate with a spill into the river. My kids would have been content with just doing this all weekend, but luckily they were not in charge of the trip.




This is me and hubby relaxing and enjoying our time away from everything that weighed heavy on us regarding my health. No appointments, no doctors, no devices, no shots!! It was great to get my mind off of those things for a short time.



This is Bella! I made the wire cage last year and she just came together for me just this week.

10 comments:

stregata said...

Glad you could get away for a bit. I hope your health problems can be resolved soon. Sending you best wishes!

cat said...

Renate - Hopefully we will find out some answers this coming week and work on a solution.
Thank you so much for stopping by and your well wishes!!

Cotton Picker said...

Nice photos. I'm in Ontario Canada but had the pleasure of visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN 3 years ago.

cat said...

Cotton Picker - Gatlinburg is definitely a wonderful place to visit and glad to hear you had the opportunity! I would like to go back and stay a bit longer.
Thanks for stopping by!

Jean W said...

Prayers for your health. Time in the Smokies is rejuvinating - getting in touch with nature and grounding. I'm sure the river water was cool and refreshing...
Bella - such a sad face on a happy flouncy skirt, maybe tells of the duplicity of life. She makes you wonder. Hope to see you tonight at ASOM.

cat said...

Hey Jean! Thanks for stopping by and chatting!! A little R.R. for the heart and soul is always a good thing!
Not able to make another meeting, but hopefull next month!

Gina said...

Bella is gorgeous >>> GIna

cat said...

Thanks Gina!

Kelly Lish said...

Just love this!

cat said...

Kelly Lish - Thanks for stopping by!