Izzy and Foxy play hide-and-go-seek with their mom!
Foxy naps while her mom reads
Izzy still needs her lovin'!
Izzy plays with her football duck!The first night was cold (somewhere in the 20's). What a perfect time to sit in the hot tub out on the deck! So we jacked the water temp up to 104 - changed clothes - and jumped in! It was chilly for the three steps it took to get to the hot tub - but once we were in, it was great! We sat in the water so long that we both turned to prunes...
The next day, the weather was fantastic! A beautiful, sunny, east Tennessee day with the temperature getting to a balmy 65! What a perfect day to sit around and enjoy the weather.
"This weather is great! How did I get way up here?"
We had to drive back to Knoxville late that afternoon and our neighbors offered to watch the dogs for us when we went back. We took them up on the offer so they wouldn't be able to wake up their mom at 3am! She actually got to sleep in!!!
So we drove back and had dinner at the Apple Barn. Talk about good ol' fashion country cooking! You wouldn't believe the amount of food that we got. And it was all delicious! Come and visit us - we'll take you there!
That evening we were alone. We sat in the hot tub again, although the outside temperature was still around 45. We played a little pool. Mostly, we were waiting around for our food to digest a little before we went to bed.
The next morning was a surprise. It snowed! It was a winter wonderland! Let's crank up that fireplace on HIGH! There really is nothing prettier than being in the mountains with snow all around. We were a little worried about how we were going to get out - you should have seen some of those roads! But it turns out that we had no problem at all...
The cabin - before the snow...
The cabin - AFTER the snow!
It's a winter wonderland!
We spent the rest of that afternoon playing "tourists" in Pigeon Forge. Lot's of outlet mall shopping. We even made a few purchases! Just doing our part to keep the local economy going!
So, it was a very successful weekend. We came back refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to face the world again! Now - if those 60 degree days would come back...