Day 3, Dory and my last full day in Gatlinburg, brought with it a trip to Cherokee, North Carolina. Unfortunately, since it was Christmas Eve, there wasn’t a whole lot going on down there. Still, it takes more than the day before a holiday to close all of the trinket shops. And it takes even […]Read more "so we did the outdoors"
Day 2 in Gatlinburg took us to a wood carving place and the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.Read more "so we saw wood carvings and exotic fish in the mountains"
Dory, me, and the rest of her family arrived in Gatlinburg today, the sixth night of Chanukah. Since we didn’t have a chanukiah with us, we crafted this wonderful Makeshift Mountain Menorah.Read more "so we celebrated chanukah in the mountains"
Last weekend, my wonderful cousin Michaela graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a masters in some industrial human psychology (or something like that). That, of course, made for a great excuse for the whole family to get together. My mom, brother, and sister were driving up from Key West, so I flew […]Read more "michaela’s graduation"