This past week one of my great friends took us on a vacation up into the Smoky Mountains. I've never been on a vacation that was so packed with action! Before we left I created a new kit for the occasion!
Mary Ellen and I the first morning of our adventure!
The boys and I had the best time! It was right up their alley, full of fun!
I wondered the whole trip if I would see a bear...
We had great picnics each day. We hiked in the moutains and searched for waterfalls!
We toured the old gristmill! This made beautiful pictures!
Took lots of pictures of nature! Until I dropped my camera at the Biltmore and broke the lens...yes I'm in the market for a new lens!
The kit that I made I can't wait to add our picture with the Park Ranger! It will go perfectly!
I am getting closer to spying a bear...
Omg, did we have fun playing games in the evening! We played Mexican Train, Uno, pool, and we even scrapped a few layouts while the guys played golf!
On our way to the Blue Ridge Parkway...did I say how winding the roads were? I was the hit of that trip. They got a kick out of the video they made of me...freaking out...because Jeremy was driving so fast around the curves.
More beautiful scenery!!!
I have a thing for mushrooms. As a young child I would take finger nail polish and pain spots on all our neighbors mushrooms that would pop up in their yards. So now I just have a thing...
Little bit of hiking!
Look at this cool yellow mushroom!
Does a bear live in this hole or a troll?
My handsome BIG boy! I can just remember how small he was and now he is growing up! No more braces, girls chasing after him and driving all over the place...I am so proud of the man he is becoming! Oh and did I say he has a real job! He works at the golf course, just like his dad did!
We made it up to one of the waterfalls!
I did not partake in the sliding rock adventure! Water was way to cold and my new found autoimmune disorder- Erythromalalgyia/Raynauds can not handle the cold temperatures!
I finally found a bear! Well it was the only thing that closely resembled a bear! We did see wild turkeys, deer and beaver sharks...ok well the guide on the water rafting said their were beaver sharks everywhere. LOL
The beautiful Biltmore Estates
I love horseback riding, the boys loved it too!
Even on my off time I'm still thinking of Croppin' in Oz. Wouldn't these be fabulous at the event...
More fun and games!
Our last day was boating on the lake
Mary Ellen and I had so much fun tubing... oh and we even attempted hydro sliding. My hubby and Dax were the only successful hydro sliders! I used to hydro slide all the time as a kid but darn its hard pulling this ole body up on a board!
Hope you enjoyed our vacation as much as we did! It's one for the books! Can't wait to scrap these pics!