Someone's Memorial Day weekend didn't start out so well, though. We passed this "event" on the way to Gatlinburg (between Dayton and Cincinnati). Traffic slowed down on our side (rubber-neckers anyone?) and I was able to snap some pictures.
I can't even imagine what would cause a fire to occur in the middle of the trailer.
A shot of Cade's Cove (Smoky Mountains).
One of the few remaining cabins still standing in Cade's Cove. I believe this was built in 1818.
The owner of this small cabin raised 13 children here. Can you believe the stairs?
This is the ceiling to the church, below (which was built around 1837 -- if I remember correctly). If you look closely, you should be able to spot some handprints. Apparently this was caused by the sap on the wood.
Many of the citizens of Cade's Cove are buried in this cemetery.
A walk in the woods. Figured I should take a picture since my focus was on the ground (didn't want to trip over a root or something!).
Me and my hubby. It's so green, isn't it?
Me and my hubby at the old mill in Cade's Cove, which still works, too.
All that traveling through Cade's Cove, and not one bear was spotted. We had to go to Ober Gatlinburg to find this little fella. He's sleeping on the branch!
A Memorial Weekend trip isn't complete unless we attend a baseball game. This time we visited the Tennessee Smokies (the AA team of the Chicago Cubs).
Our seats were right behind home plate. Afterward, they set off some fireworks. Good thing the home team won; made for a perfect night!
See... I don't even take that great of pictures on a holiday trip! Hope you enjoy them anyway.
It was a fun and busy weekend. I've been to Gatlinburg before, but never really walked down the street or ate at any of the restaurants (and there are plenty of restaurants there!). I've been to Ober Gatlinburg, but it was fun to ride the ski lift again and then ride the alpine slide on the way down. We managed to get all that in before the rain came (lucked out there). Actually, we lucked out in lots of places, always managing to arrive before the crowds (and man, was it crowded!!). Before leaving yesterday, we stopped and played some putt-putt golf and then rode some go carts (that was FUN!!). I felt like a kid, really.
So, what makes you feel like a kid?
Hope your weekend was fun!