June 15, 2012

Fun in the Smoky Mountains

So, I've spent the last week in the Pigeon Forge, TN/Smoky Mountains National Park. I thought I'd share some pictures with you.  My daughter, Tiffany and grandchildren Emma and Ethan are with me.

Oh, yeah, my 'cyber-buddy' Ginger Simpson drove down from her hometown to visit with me. We had a wonderful time and I'm so glad we finally got to meet each other in person!

Anna Kathryn and Ginger

 Lazy River Rafting on 
the Little Pigeon River

 At Dollywood

Cade's Cove loop:

Mama Bear

Two of the Three baby bears

More Wild Life

Cataract Falls

Laurel Falls

Great Smoky Mountains
on the hike to Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls
Ethan, Tiffany and Emma

Cade's Cove Loop

On the way to Cade's Cove...we stopped to eat lunch here:

June 3, 2012

Going on Hiatus

My life has been, well I was going to say turned upside down, but that's not entirely true. It's just that a bunch of stuff has been dumped in my lap lately.  As many of you may know, my mother died in April.  Lately, I have had had to take over the care of my 97-year-old grandfather. He was living with my mother and brother.  He is in need of being in a nursing home and that is what I'm working on now.  I also need to work on cleaning out my mother and grandfather's house so we can put it on the market or rent it out or something like that.  In addition, I'm heading for a 2 week vacation in just a few days.

Due to all this, I've decided to take a hiatus from my blog. I hope when I return I am able to make more posts and be more active on it.  I'll be returning in July. In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great June and beginning of summer!