Thursday, March 18, 2010

A few more vacation pictures

I’ll feel compelled to share just a few more of my favorite vacation pictures, then I’ll stop, I promise.  IMG_3121  
One of the overlooks on the Cherohala Skyway – a must drive if you’re in the area.  It’s absolutely worth every mile.

I love the town of Tellico Plains, Tennessee.  It seems so untarnished yet compared to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  I’m sure the tourism is on it’s way there eventually but for now, it’s still quaint and unspoiled. 

The Tellico Grains bakery is wonderful.  Everything is baked in a wood-fired oven.  The bread is just the right…crusty on the outside and tender on the inside.

IMG_3273  We were there mid-afternoon so there wasn’t much left.IMG_3271

This ceiling in an antique shop across from the bakery is made from old newspaper tin types.  What a fun idea! IMG_3274

Isn’t it fun to laugh with your spouse?  Total uncontrolled laughter that you can think about hours later and it still brings a smile to your face?


We were even able to find Popeye along the route in Chester, Illinois where he stands watch over the Mississippi River bridge.  He wasn’t near as much fun as I thought he’d be.  He was a little stiff and boring.  A man of no few words. :)IMG_3281

IMG_0982 and to top it all off…great friends to hang with!


  1. Hi Lori! I certainly hope you print a good size photo of the Smoky Mountains shot above and frame it for your home. It's to die for my dear.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. Beautiful pictures!! Love the pix of you & Dan laughing and of your dear friends. :)

  3. Girl, you post as many of those gorgeous pictures as you want to. And seeing your happiness gives us a boost too. Have a good weekend!

  4. I know it was a great trip! We missed the stores in Tellico Plains last fall - it was a Sunday and most everything was closed. So we HAVE to go back! That area is so relaxing.

  5. Hey! When were you in Chester? That is so close to where we live. My hubby works near there too. Tellico Plains looks like a fabulous spot. I'd love to ride my scooter there. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD