I took Friday off and did so much running around it was crazy! I had my yearly Echo which turned out good YEAH. I go back to the cardiologist next month. Lets hope I can get a few of these lbs gone before I go. Also went in for my blood work...haven't heard back from that yet. Blood pressure is good and medicine is doing the job.
We left on Sunday and got up to Townsend about 1:00 in the afternoon....got the camper set up and just chilled around the site. It actually started raining later that evening. Some good blow the camper away storms. I did NOT sleep at all that first night. Up every hour making sure that we were still sitting in the campsite! This is butterbean on her first day there....
...we were not sure how she would do on this trip but she was a trooper and had a great time.
Monday was our usual day of Cades Cove and tubing. We can not go to Gatlinburg without a trip thru Cades Cove. Just as we went into the park we saw our first deer. Butterbean so enjoyed hanging out the window looking around. It was so cute. I got this great picture of her and her mom.
It was a beautiful day and the sun stayed out all day. We cook steaks and backyard potatoes...OMG it was so good. We stopped at the Apple Barn and I bought some canned stuff and butterbean a fish. Drooled over the beautiful handmade quilts. Then we went to the BackCountry store and bought $70 worth of tubes. Yes folks....$70 and that was for TWO...let me repeat...TWO tubes! We spend $20-40 each vacation on tube rentals so we finally figured we would just buy them. Gosh I didn't know they would be THAT much. But...the kids played and played out in the river so I guess it was worth it. and would you believe I didn't get the first tubing picture. Nope not a one.
Wednesday was another day at Cades Cove. This time we saw two bears. One is in this field...wayyyyy out there....on her back legs. She was pretty big because that grass was TALL. I can zoom in on it and see her much better but it pixelates pretty bad. The second we saw was a cub and I didn't get a good picture of her but we saw the baby run away from the car.
But finally home. Camper unpacked. Groceries put up. Clothes washed (although they are all laying on my bed right now) and the baby is dead to the world asleep. I'm ready for a nice hot shower and to get back to my crafting table. I started painting a picture inbetween unpacking and have a few layouts sitting out for me to work on. I'm hoping the creative spark will come back now that I am rested and relaxed.
Tomorrow Kayla has some oral surgery and we are taking the baby for her 4 month shots. Lots to do still but glad I am still on vacation. Billy and I might try a getaway in July...depends...I haven't looked at all the credit card receipts yet from this trip. I might be selling all my belongings on ebay this weekend to pay for this vacation...lol. But sanity is priceless :)