Good Monday morning from Tennessee! Whereas I want I may let you know we might have been at that Alabama/Tennessee recreation (how loopy was that?!), we simply obtained to Gatlinburg yesterday. David and I made it again from Annapolis Friday late afternoon in time to observe Hailey (and Kaitlyn, as she subbed in!) at soccer. Then we grabbed Chinese language takeout to deliver residence and eat.
Saturday we have been again on the soccer fields, then joined buddies at BoatYard LKN for some nachos, wine, and watching the Michigan/Penn State recreation. During the last 5 days I’ve been consuming lots, having fun with lots of libations, not shifting all that a lot, and although it’s been enjoyable, I’m beginning to really feel it.
That’s been a benefit of getting higher at listening to my physique over time; I’ve discovered it’s fairly darn clear after I’ve had sufficient indulgences and it’s able to steer me again towards a greater steadiness.
Understanding we have been heading to The Overlook, we obtained up on Sunday and knocked out an early morning exercise. I knew I wouldn’t be cooking a lot on this journey, as our days are scheduled with enjoyable. We’re going to Dollywood, on some hikes in Nice Smoky Mountain Nationwide Park, perhaps a museum or two, and naturally discovering in all places we will to absorb the views of the altering leaves! Most instances we’ve visited, it’s been to work on tasks, so whereas we’ll be doing slightly of that, this journey we promised the children we’d try the enjoyable that the realm has to supply.
I’m not going to be cooking a lot, however nonetheless wished some more healthy choices to have round. I ran by Costco and Publix to seize just a few issues to deliver with us- able to bake salmon, bagged salads, yogurt, fruit, pistachios, cottage cheese, eggs, and kombucha.
We obtained right here yesterday late afternoon and had essentially the most enjoyable night. I baked the salmon (and a lasagna for the children). We performed ping pong and the children obtained actually into the arcade recreation (it has one thing like 3,000 old fashioned video video games on it), and went on a stroll to absorb the views. I’m trying ahead to sharing our adventures with you, and when you’ve got a favourite restaurant or exercise within the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge space, please share. We loved attending to discover The Sky Elevate Park on our final go to.
And should you’d like to go to the Smokies your self, try Candy Residence Bearolina, for the quiet facet of the Smokies and lengthy vary views, or The Overlook, to be proper within the motion of Gatlinburg and again as much as the nationwide park. We’d be honored to host you! New web sites coming quickly for each! Cheers (with tea!) to the fantastic thing about mid-October…