Sunday, October 14, 2012
Up To The Mountains
Hey Everybody! we are home for a short period before we take off again on the extended part of our honeymoon so I thought I put up a quick post to show ya'll where we've been. Jack's brother and sister (and respective spouses) were not able to make the wedding so we met them in Tennessee to visit for a while. We all had a great time. Jack's family is fun-loving and friendly, unlike some of mine, who can be major Sticks In The Mud.
I think the Smokies are the 10th National Park Jack and I have visited together. It is also the most visited of all the National Parks. It is certainly beautiful this time of year but was not horribly crowded.
This was on our way to Clingman's Dome. Long way to Maine on this trail! I would love to do even just a part of the Appalachian Trail. Jack is not quite as enthusiastic. lol!
This was taken in the parking area just below Clingman's Dome. Any further up and you could not actually see the vistas for all the fog and clouds. They don't call 'em the Smokies for nothin'!
We got the park ranger to take our picture at Clingman's. You can see what I mean about the fog. You couldn't see squat and it was about 45 degrees F. and very windy. We had a great time though.
Hiking back! It was still beautiful, even with the clouds.
This was taken on our hike to Laurel Falls. We saw all kinds of animals but no bears! I was kinda glad actually. Bears scare the beejeebees out of me.
And this was at Laurel Falls. Jack was a little disappointed I think. He was expecting more water! There was more actually; he is standing in the middle of the falls, as there was more just behind where I was standing.
Well, we are off again shortly to Florida! It will, hopefully, be quite the change in environment on this leg of our honeymoon. We got home just in time yesterday for me to have a dental emergency so I am ready for some rest. A tooth I had thought was fixed just became unbearable over the past few days and I ended up having it pulled today. Not the way I wanted to spend part of my honeymoon but, crap happens. I was just so thankful my dear dentist was willing to see me on Sunday and fix it for me. Of course, I'm doped up now from the extraction but hopefully it will all get better over the next couple of days.