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... floods and devastation. A lot has happened while we've been away but we have been proud of the way our state has rebounded and are moving forward.
We're excited to be getting home tomorrow. We’ve been very fortunate through all our travels and have enjoyed sharing our adventures with our friends and family. We’re glad I wrote the blog because it’s already hard to remember some of the names of places we’ve been!
A long day of travel but I made it! Knoxville through Chicago to Newark. I waited about an hour for Claudia to arrive but then we scouted about the airport and shared a pizza for dinner. The restaurant had bubble lights which made us think of Carolyn building her house! Plane boarding and departure were on time and we were flying across the Atlantic. I slept a little though I do not do well sleeping on planes. About 9 hours later we arrived ...
... the visitor centre is a museum and gift shop. What a great collection of antiques and an awesome gun collection. Impressive stuff especially notable the museum is free and survives on the purchases in the gift shop and donations. Worth the stop. With the heavy rain and thick fog, we opts against doing the Tail of the Dragon and chose to skirt around. This turned out to be a really nice ride through the forest into Pigeon Forge. ...
... the hideous places
they can be today. And I am blessed to count them as friends.
Anyway, we had a meal with Heather and
her three kids. Kaitlin had sent a couple of letters back and forth
to one of the kids a few years back and so it was nice she could meet
her penpal. They clicked straight away and had a sleepover that night
August 22nd – day 110
We were going to go ...
... 24 hours though so we may have been wanting to buy
milk at 3am and it may have been taking us a realllllly long time to
decide if there were any other grocery items we needed to add to our
shopping list?? As it turned out, we didn't get disturbed but Ben and
I didn't sleep especially well that night, both waiting for a knock
at the door.
August 19th - day 107
Ben needed another chiropractic visit ...