Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And Then We...

Nate here. OK, I know moms care WAY more about the kids and the memories than the scenery and the destination itself, but I've got to step in on this one. Nowhere in this or the previous post is a mention of our actual destination: the Great Smoky Mountains. Full of lore (Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone, Injuns, etc), hillbillies like you wouldn't believe, bears (no joke!) and birds (if you've never heard a Whip-poor-will singin' in the holler, you haven't lived. ;) And if you don't know what I'm talking about, listen to Randy Travis while you read up on the Whip-poor-will and the holler.). OK, now you can read on about our vacation...By the way, the second to last picture is us on top of Clingman's Dome, aka "Ol' Smoky," highest mountain in Tennessee!
This vacation proved to be a soul searching one for Natalie:

Contemplating the heavens:

Din din on the BBQ:

Natalie challenging Jansen to an intense game of Scrabble:
Jansen loved the waterfalls. He would always ask if we could stop and sit and watch them.


Kami said...

I had no idea you guys were going to Ten. It looks like a fun trip! I am jealous. I love the picture of Natalie "soul searching"... she's adorable. And the fact that Jansen loved the waterfalls.

Kent and Leisy said...

I am so jealous of your vacation. How fun!! I wondered where you'd gone when there was a break in blogging! Randy travis has always reminded me of you! did you listen to him growing up?! Did you know he was on matlock for a bunch of episodes. I love matlock.

megandjon said...

oh, it was fun to hear from nate! i miss you nate! i want to hear a whippoorwill in a holler!

and those are some very cute pics, esp. the one with natalie contemplating the heavens. love it.

Anonymous said...

Your dad had a Randy Travis cassett (back in the day we had cassetts) maybe Leisy heard it once.

Monica said...

How fun! What cute pictures. I think we might have to do that trip before we leave Ohio. :)

kiki comin said...

looks so fun and relaxing.