Thursday, June 23, 2011

clematis 2011c

clematis 2011c by songcatcher01
clematis 2011c, a photo by songcatcher01 on Flickr.

This is one of my purple clematis blooms. With some tweaking of the photo, it made a very interesting pic.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Our second road trip with our RV was over Memorial Day Weekend. I know it was a busy time to travel to Pigeon Forge, TN, but this was the first chance we've had this year to get away. We had a great time at Clabough Campground watching the antics of the multitude of kids running around. You had to watch your every move or you would have a bike or electric Razor  run you down. A nice gentle walk around the campground turned into a dash for cover behind a tree around nearly every bend. It was safer to stay under our little canopy and watch the activity. Saturday night brought some wonderful lively entertainment right outside our RV, when a young lady (I think her name was Carrisa) performed some great Hank Williams tunes with her beautiful voice and guitar.  She performs at various venues and is also co-host along with Pat Corn at The Cowboy Church in Pigeon Forge. Great entertainment!

And speaking of the Cowboy Church; you must make a stop on Sunday mornings at The Miracle Theatre at 10:00am for a wonderful church service. They have some of the best entertainers in the Smokies performing as well as a great message by Pat. If you haven't heard Pat play his guitar and sing, you've missed a wonderful opportunity. And Carrisa has the voice of an angel. Stop by to see them if you're in the Smokies.  You will be blessed!

Campers with golf carts which were decorated with colorful red white and blue flags put on a parade Sunday evening. A most enjoyable time as we watched the ducks go back and forth throughout the grounds. Something I had never witnessed before was a duck in a tree. A male Mallard was glued to a twelve foot stump and picking at some green vegetation growing from the top, while other males were circling the stump and trying to figure out how to get up there. They kept trying but to no avail because there wasn't enough room for them. Of course baby ducks and their mommas were everywhere, but they moved so fast that I couldn't get clear shots with my little camera.

We also spent a morning driving the cycle through Cades Cove. Many deer were along the side of the route as well as turkey. We only saw one black bear, which was far in the distance and could barely be seen with the naked eye. We did manage to stop at our favorite old homestead. Guy loves the old cantilevered barn and I'm enamored with the old home which reminds me of my Grandparents home back in the olden days. All in all it was a very good trip - one we've taken often and I'm sure we will be returning.