Category Archives: Parks

Driving through the Smoky Mountains heading towards the Blue Ridge Parkway

We stayed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee which was very close to the Sugarlands visitor center and one of several entry points for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was also close to the main road that takes you from there … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Roaring Fork Motor Trail

While the Cades Cove drive is THE most popular one of the park, there is another that is usually far less crowded, takes only a bit over an hour to drive (on a good day) and is very scenic as … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cades Cove

This national park is huge! To even get to a point you want to drive (you can drive a great deal of it) through or park and hike, you sometimes have to put some mileage in first. Cades Cove is … Continue reading

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Exploring National Parks

The plan was to visit as many national parks as we could this year – that WAS the plan – but health issues and all that slowed our plans down quite a bit but we have visited two national parks … Continue reading

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It was 11 years ago today…

That I made my first blog post. A lot and I mean a LOT has changed since then in blogging, in the world and with me. Come to think of it, I may have been in physical therapy when I … Continue reading

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Squirrel spotted eating PB&J sandwich in local park

April Fools! Well, it does look like Rocky here is enjoying a sandwich doesn’t it? Teri 📷 This is my second attempt at navigating the new editor which I am trying to learn whilst grumbling with every key stroke! Just … Continue reading

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My Tree

It belongs to the park and in turn to everyone but it has become my tree.  I’ve photographed this oak tree (see it in all four seasons here) in the Alum Creek State Park for years now yet I never … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Here’s to you having a wonderful Thanksgiving.  These guys have nothing to fear (and they know it) as they are the residents of a local metro park. Gobble gobble – Teri 📷  

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A hike to remember

The best laid plans of mice and men, etc.  Well, that’s pretty much been 2020 for all of us.  We had plans to go hiking in more national parks but the ones we had penciled in for this year are … Continue reading

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Another year around the sun

This past weekend I celebrated being alive for another day, week, month and year.  It was a different celebration than any before as it was done so under the cloud of a pandemic.  There was no travel other than no … Continue reading

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