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:







7 comments:

Marie Pinschmidt said...

Lovely post; I was there on my honeymoon years ago. Truly nature at its best. Cute kids, too!
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TessStJohn said...

Great pics, Melinda!!!! And cute kids too!!

Becky said...

Great pictures! It looks like you all had a great time. Since I now live in TN, I should make plans to go there myself. I have some cousins that live near Dollywood.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I'm really loving it here.

Marie, you need to come back for a second honeymoon.

Hi Tess!

Becky, yes, do come by. We went to the Lumberjack Show and it was really fun! The kids loved it. There's are dozens of dinner shows to go to and I've heard they were all good, so you can take your pick.

Caroline Clemmons said...

What a great trip! So glad you guys were able to do that. And I'm jealous you were able to meet Ginger in person. I have always wanted to river raft...it's on my bucket list. Beautiful scenery.

Ella Quinn said...

I agree. It looks like a wonderful trip. I'm so glad you were able to do it.

Regan Black said...

Love the pictures! That area is one of my favorite places to visit and we have such great family memories of Dollywood too.