Gatlinburg Trip part 1

We’ve been looking forward to this trip for several months and the time finally came to get to TN!  We met my brother’s family there and rented a 3 story cabin.  The cabin was great!  I didn’t take too many pictures of it – I should have got more!  We took all of our dogs and they loved the view from the patio.  We spent a lot of time on the patio, when were were at the cabin.  It was very relaxing.   There’s rumor of a bear, Calvin, that visits the cabin.  We never saw Calvin, but you better believe I was on the look out!

The last night we were there we carved some pumpkins!  Can you tell which one was Izzy’s?

All of these images are from my Galaxy S4, I did take some DSLR pics, but not many.

Part 2 coming soon – Dollywood!

Awesome stone wall that was about 2 miles long on both sides of the road - on the back roads of Kentucky

Awesome stone wall that was about 2 miles long on both sides of the road – on the back roads of Kentucky

Surprisingly, the colors were more plentiful in the foothills (both north and south of Gatlinburg), but we did have some color to enjoy while on the porch.

Surprisingly, the colors were more plentiful in the foothills (both north and south of Gatlinburg), but we did have some color to enjoy while on the porch.

Theo watching the wild life

Theo watching the wild life

Ginger making sure everything is in check

Ginger making sure everything is in check

Is this Calvin?!

Is this Calvin?!

The loft that was attached the bedroom that Jen and I used

The loft that was attached the bedroom that Jen and I used

Jack-o-lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns

Jack-o-lantern with the fire on.  We used that fireplace a lot.

Jack-o-lantern with the fire on. We used that fireplace a lot.

Chicago Summer Trip 2013

Over the next few days I’m going to be posting various pictures from our Chicago family trip.  We had a great 4 day trip.  It was long enough to see a few things, but more than enough time in the “big city” for me.  These images are from the Museum of Science and Industry.  This was one of our favorite places.  There was so many cool things to do here.  We got to learn about a lot of different storms, transportation (air and rail), dissect an owl pellet (we found a lot of mouse bones), see a U-boat, and many other things.  I highly recommend the Museum of Science and Industry, you won’t be disappointed.

I’ll be following up this post with posts and pictures from the Shedd Aquarium, pictures around Chicago, and family fun pictures.  I’m not sure they’ll be in that order, but there will be three more posts after this one.  Stay tuned!