Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cades Cove to the House

Yesterday was my Random Dozen day .....(and if you read mine before 1:25 today....look at it again....I added some pictures)....anyways...I am telling you about my wonderful day in the Cove on Wednesday and trip home today.  What a great, relaxing trip I had.  I came home so very happy.  We got up early and went to Cades Cove via Townsend (The Quiet Side of the Smokies)....Wares Valley road is one of my favorite trips.  This is the view that met us....
is that not to die for.  This picture was taken off Wares Valley Road just before we got into Townsend. 

The rest of that part of the trip was full of anticipation....would we see any wild animals in the Cove???  Oh I could hardly sit still until we saw the Entering Cades Cove sign....I immediately rolled my window down and took a huge gulp of Smokie Mtn. air...and it was good!  The first creatures we saw were some turkey's strolling on the roadside.  I actually got out of the car and walked pretty close to them to get my pictures.  I think I took nine of them....but don't won't have to suffer through them all.  I call this picture the three amigos.  They never seemed to leave each other's sides.

Not far from the turkey we found our first good deer siting.  There was a number of them just off from a wooded area.  I love it when I see means someone has spotted something good!  My deer pictures I cannot share with you today because I took them on my 35mm....with real film.  Imagine that.  I can't wait to get it developed.  On our way out we were behind a man I teach when he stopped to take some pictures with his new Nikon D90....we stopped a chatted a bit.  It is a small world.  As we headed to Sugarlands Visitors Center we passed another guy and his girlfriend that I work with too.  I knew Don and SueEllen were going to be in the mountains....they come every fall.  We got our National Park Passports stamped (yes, I am a nerd)...and we headed back via Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and I got a couple of cool shots from the car...we stopped at Five Oaks and did a little shopping and ran into another friend of mine from Church....then headed back to Susan's. Wednesday night is church night in the Price house and we want to go with them.  We ate supper at their church and went to prayer meeting.  Headed back to the house, cleaned the guns, visited, and went to bed.  We left Knoxville this morning about 7 our time.  The ride home was lovely and we enjoyed ourselves listening to XM32 (The Message). We have found a new route and really had a great time on it.  Have a wonderful Thursday....tonight we are bowling....I hope I can lift the ball....we shot on Tuesday night...and I fired a 12 gauge...and it kicked into my right shoulder pretty still is sore.  See you all tomorrow!  God Bless!


Mary said...

Glad y'all made it home okay, and I'm glad it wasn't too foggy in the Cove! Wears Valley is beautiful, isn't it?

Abi's Blog said...

I loved this trip too!
Blessings from Texas,

Jacki said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the Smokies in the fall!!

Mimi said...

Thanks for taking me back to Cades Cove!

Hugs & love,

Jerralea said...

Karen! Awesome pictures! I especially love the first one!