We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We are staying just outside of the Great Smokey Mtns Nat'l Park on a beautiful creek. The weather is great although today we had a few thunder showers. The Smokeys are beautiful. We have taken a little relaxation time from vacationing the past couple days and got some maintenance done (like cleaning!) Tomorrow we're off to Tennessee.


Cataloochee Valley where a community of mostly farmers lived until they made it a Nat'l Park.

Covered Bridge we stumbled upon
The student

Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Built in 1913. Full of history. It is decorated with a lot of the original furnishings and has seen tons of celebs and presidents,etc..

Mingus Grist Mill inside the park. There are over 80 old buildings they take care of within the park.

One foot in North Carolina and the other in Tennessee


  1. Hello Marlene and Dan,
    So nice to see you started a blog....
    I love following our friends and their adventures...
    Do you have Verizon, if so I do and if you do you could call anytime...if not call on the weekends, we would love to touch base with you.
    We are busy in San Francisco and it looks like we will be here awhile....if you are in the area please give us a call - we would love for you to come stay with us....
    Laura and Gordon

  2. Awesome pics! Glad to see you are having fun!! I am looking forward to hearing about your trip when you return home! I see you made it to Cades Cove :)