Highlights from Our Smoky Mountain Vacation

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Rock City – a tradition

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Fat Man’s Squeeze

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Say Cheese!

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Exploring the lush landscape

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Scenic Steep Drive up to our Cabin

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“True Grit” – the cabin where 18 extended family members enjoyed lots of togetherness and made lasting memories.

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Queen Anne’s Lace grows wild along the mountain roads.

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Another beautiful wildflower on the winding road to our cabin

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We enjoyed picking blackberries to put on our breakfast cereal!

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We enjoyed family fun at Dollywood…

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Oooh!  I’m afraid of heights, and she knows it!

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The kids enjoyed trying new things – first time on a ski lift.  ( I did not ride!!!)

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Fireworks

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Cades Cove Historic Church

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Driving with the windows down and the wind in our hair!!

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wildlife

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Playing in the cool waters of the Little Pigeon River

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Roaring Fork Auto Tour

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Getting to see a bear (at a safe distance!)

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Gatlinburg  all lit up at night

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butterflies

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and more butterflies – all in little groups

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Stopping to rest on a hike to Laurel Falls

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Made it!!

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Discovering a new waterfall (for us)  – Noccalula Falls.

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the sunset over Mississippi as we were making our way home to Louisianal

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 10, 16 and 23. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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One Response to Highlights from Our Smoky Mountain Vacation

  1. What beautiful pictures and family! Looks like ya’ll made the most of your time away. It is so nice to see ya’ll all having fun together! Getting into the mountains and seeing the beauty there is certainly a gift from God! Love you all!

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