Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Foggy Color

Ole Boy and I went to The Great Smoky Mountains a few weeks ago. We stayed right on the strip in Gatlinburg a few days, and spent a the week just having a nice, relaxing vacation. We had dinner with family who live in nearby Morristown, and it was just extraordinarily nice to see them! I realized how much I’d missed them when I got to see them.

The color was not spectacular in Gatlinburg like it was two years ago when we went in October. We got up very early one morning and headed off to Cades Cove. It was very foggy, and again, the color wasn’t in full bloom, but I did get a few interesting shots….

This old mill was actually being used:

This is the only buck I think I’ve ever shot (taken a picture of, mind you!)…and he let me get pretty close. The deer in Cades Cove must be pretty used to people gawking at them. He hardly looked our way.

Some other "wild"life:

We went to the aquarium in G’burg. Unlike my very talented sister, Gina, I can’t always get good pictures, and I found that to be especially true with water shots.

We ate at Tony Roma’s with my cousins. We tried Bubba Gump’s for the first time, and the food is very good there. I’m sure we’ll go back some day. We also ate at one of my favorite places, The Old Mill Square, in Pigeon Forge. It was raining pretty hard (the only day it rained on us), so I didn’t get any pictures…but it’s very pretty. We didn’t go to Dollywood, because I am hoping to go back again in December to take in the Christmas shows.

The color was much prettier in Cherokee, but as you can see, it was also much foggier.

On the way home, we stopped at the Ocoee River and Dam, and it was just beautiful.


  1. I think you did great on getting your photos. They are beautiful. Gina is really talented with her camera alright. I love those mountains. Ken and I spent our honeymoom there in Oct.27,1990. A good while ago. The leaves were beautiful that year. Hugs, Helen

  2. not a thing wrong with these shots!!! i think they are great. i especially like the 3rd one, the frogs, the spider web, and next to last one. but all are really good.

  3. oh...and thanks for the plug. lol

  4. Great shots. Sounds like a nice relaxing vacation. My best friends love Dollywood. I have never been there. Maybe one day.


  5. sounds like a wonderful trip! lots of good things you saw; I would have enjoyed some of these things like the mill and the dam; you take great pictures (don't put yourself down) I loved the spider web picture; all were great!! I hope you get to go to Dollywood around Christmas; will look forward to see those pictures


  6. Sounds like a great trip with some incredible pictures to remember it by. (Hugs)Indigo

  7. Oh this entry makes me wanna go back to G'burg....we've been twice and just love it!

    We usually get a cabin in Pigeon Forge...they are awesome!

    Great pics...we really like Tony Roma's and Old Mill Square too..

    Glad you had a wonderful time!


  8. I hope it's okay...I snagged some of your photos. If not please let me know & I'll delete them. You have an AWESOME TALENT FOR TALING PHOTOS....


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