Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pigeon Forge, TN

Well we made it! We had 200 miles of mountain roads, fog and pouring rain but my favorite chauffeur got us here safely. It is mostly sunny but every once in a while we get a little bit of a shower. We cleaned the RV some and Ted washed the end caps outside to get bugs and dirt off. If he can get away with it, he'll probably do the two sides too ... one panel at a time so no one notices!

We went to the Up The Creek campground to check it out for Tommy & Susan. It is a nice looking park but it is just sites, no amenities. However, they have a beautiful outdoor kitchen at their site. I sent some pictures and told them what it looked like up close, in person. That way there will be no surprises when they come in October.

We stopped at Wal-Mart for water and soft drinks. We want to load up before Michigan because the 10 cent deposit is a nuisance, especially trying to keep them in the trailer for return.

I saw on Facebook that Ron and Sarah have arrived. She was complaining they haven't been able to get in their room. His parents were about an hour behind them so they should be here too. I got two phone calls this morning from families that have decided to attend the reunion. They only had two years to plan, but hey, why rush! I was able to get them rooms and arrange the food. However, they won't have shirts or goody bags. I'm not a miracle worker! That puts our number at 112.

Here are a few pictures from our trip up here. This is a bend in the Mississippi upriver from the campground.

Here is a barge on it's way down river.

This is a balcony in the Pink Palace in what would have been the living room. The artwork is the only WPA artwork done in Tennessee.

Here is our 3.5 hour wait while a wreck was cleared. Ted is talking to his new buddy that he made a ham sandwich for!

I may get busy starting tomorrow but I'll try to keep my blog up. They asked people not to use their mobil hotspots because it interferes with their wi-fi. So I'm happy to use theirs and take the opportunity to download pictures for you to see.

Some family trees bear an enormous crop of nuts."

1 comment:

Carol said...

What do you mean - you're not a "miracle worker"? Don't you have all this spare time and the space in the RV that you can just "whip up" a couple of shirts for the late comers - not to mention the goodie bags? No - Really?? Don't you just love it? Seriously - Hope you have a great time and know that everything will be fine - don't sweat the small stuff! Glad you made it safe and sound - ENJOY!!!