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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Fall foliage

Here are some pictures of the beautiful colors in this part of the country. The first one is a view out of the truck window while driving from Nashville to Pigeon Forge.

Both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are total tourist traps. I've never seen so many arcades and mini race tracks and other various amusements in one place. The trafic through town was bumper to bumper. Pigeon Forge is Dolly Parton's domain and it seems that maybe she owns the whole town.

We drove into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They really are mountains! Not as big as those in Colorado but respectable and beautiful. The higher elevations has received a dusting of snow and frost on the morning of our drive. The views were magnificient--reds, oranges, golds and deep burgundy or purple over all of the hills as far as the eye can see!

The last picture was taken at our lunch stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway a 4,780 feet. The highest point was a little over 6,000 ft. Look closely and you'll see Brendan beardless face! Its his new (scary!) Halloween costume. The other scary thing on the parkway was the tunnels. The lowest clearance was 13' 2" and since we are 13' tall--it was a kind of spooky.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Heading East

We left Denver the first of September and headed east through Kansas and on to Indiana where Brendan's family lives.

We saw Brendan's sister, brother in law, nephew and nieces in Munster, Indiana.

Brendan got to swim in Lake Michigan with Gracie.

Then we went south and visited with Erin in Muncie, Indiana.

A little further south and we visited with Sean in Bloomington, Indiana.

Brendan got some new tool boxes on the truck in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

This is us outside of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee where we saw Vince Gill.

We are now in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on our way to the Smoky Mountains. The colors are beautiful and we'll have some foliage photos in our next posting.