Monday, June 25, 2012


Most of you know that the Smoky Mountain National Park is my favorite place on Earth to be.  We have been countless times, but we never run out of fun things to do. 

Last week, we were in the Smokies for six days, and still didn't get to visit all the places we wanted to see.  We did a lot of hiking, lingering, and listening.  Y'all know you are going to hear more about this, right?

We got home Friday afternoon, and yesterday afternoon, I spent some time planning our next trip over to East Tennessee/North Carolina.  I'm teaching in July, so I will have to stay home then.  Hopefully, I'll be canning tomatoes and vegetable soup during July, too.

Life is so full and good.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir