It’s Summer Vacation One (Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge) because Summer Vacation Two starts tomorrow…to the beach with my sisters. I almost hate leaving Ole Boy alone without Peppy. I always said that Pep was his third son. I wasn’t so very far from wrong.
Before I start with vacation news, I want to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone for the kind comments and notes about Peppy. It’s been a rough week…we went puppy hunting, but I just really didn’t “fall in love” today…however, there was one pound puppy that Ole Boy may go back for, and if he’s still there, I may come home from the beach to a new little one.
This was the view from the cabin we had for the first five days. Afterwards, we moved to the Gatlinburg Inn, where at 12:01 a.m. on July 4, we stood for 1.5 hours watching a parade. Pictures below….
Wildlife at the cabin…my pictures on this vacation are really bad. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that my bear pictures didn’t turn out. Two different photo ops: a mom and three cubs, and a big male…and NO pics!!!
Cades Cove Buck
Cades Cove old homestead
Gatlinburg Inn Roses
As a rule, I don’t much care for parades,
but this one was worth getting up for…
especially since all I had to do was go
downstairs to my hotel parking lot.
Daisy Duke was the Grand Marshall…
Of course, I didn’t get a good picture.
Some of the floats
People, People, People.
Have I mentioned I don’t like crowds??