Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back from Vacation

John and I took a trip (alone!) to celebrate our 15 year anniversary.

We traveled to the Smokey Mountains near Knoxville TN. We left the kids Thursday morning and did not return until Sunday evening. What a blast! We have not left the kids this long ever, and this was the first time we left for more than 2 days without kids since David was born.

Pictures are coming soon. But we drove there at the best time. The fall colors were really beautiful and the Smokey Mountains were Majestic this time of year. I love a good road trip. Too bad we have to go thru Chicago - no wonder they didn 't win the Olympic bid. Driving there is a nightmare.

We rented a 1400 Square foot 2 bed 2 bath log cabin with an amazing over the tree tops view of the Smokey Mountains. The cabin had a fireplace, pool table, Foosball, 2 decks and a 4 man hot tub on the second deck looking out to the mountains. It was just what the doctor ordered.

We connected with an old Air Force buddy who lives near by, got to meet his wife and enjoyed 5 hours of great company and great food.

We rented the 2010 Chevy Camero, yellow, and decked out like the Transformers movie. SWEET RIDE! We even had a 7 year old boy run up to us asking to take a picture. It was giddy fun.

We did a lot of hot tub time, but also went horseback riding thru the Smokey Mountains, forging a little stream and riding past wild turkeys all around the beautiful colors of Autumn. It rained and we were soaking wet, but we didn't care.

John made me breakfast in bed and cooked Steak Fajitas for me for one of the suppers. It was so quiet and peaceful. A beautiful time to celebrate our 15 years.