Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vacation - Smoky Mountains

On Tuesday afternoon we headed towards Tennessee - the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. We stayed at a cabin in the mountains until Thursday morning.

This is the cabin we stayed in. It was VERY nice!

We played quite a bit of pool. We ended up making a sign-up sheet to keep track of who was wishing to play with whom. If you wanted to play someone, you put down both your initials and theirs. It was pretty fun!
The main room downstairs.

There was a spiral staircase! It was so neat!

The kitchen and dining room.

The chimney.

The living room upstairs.

On Wednesday we were able to go swimming.
There was a stream near the pool that you were allowed to wade in. A few members of our family thought that sounded like fun so they decided to do it. Zach was the first one in the water (of course!) and what should he happen to see but this snake who also saw him! He got out of there pretty quickly! We aren't sure what kind it is but it looked like it could have been a copperhead or water mocassin - not exactly the snakes you want to be around, you know. When in doubt, it's better to be safe than sorry! Needless to say, they changed their minds about wading. :)

These two cabins were "next door" to us.

All ready to leave.

On our way out!


Bisson Family said...

Looks like a very pretty area!

5thMouse said...

Indeed! Quite beautiful!

JLB said...

Yeah, looks like it might have been a Copperhead/Water Moccasin.

Best steer clear of that one.