Weekend Wrap-up

After being on the road the last 2 weekends, it was nice to stay at home, clean house, and do laundry. Crazy, right? I kicked off the weekend with a pedi. One of my SIL told me about the young lady who does my pedis, and, y'all, she's just the cutest thing. I felt like I had known her my whole life. It's such a joy to see her.
Saturday I did some cleaning and the laundry. I even managed to cook a decent meal for supper. I was ON!
Sunday I went to Mass, and then CH & I took a ride up to Cades Cove. We turned off at Rich Mountain Road, which is the road the settlers took to Maryville. Just as we turned off, traffic was backed up, so we knew what that meant:
We headed up the mountain & stopped for a picnic lunch. Not a bad view, huh?

Of course we had to get a selfie before we got back in the car:

We had a bit of a surprise as we continued on to the top:
He was definitely a young bear, but we didn't see mama anywhere. Hopefully he'll be okay.
That was our excitement for the weekend. It had been a couple of years since I'd seen a bear in the Cove, so it was a nice surprise.
Another busy week is ahead for me. What's your week like?


  1. Your outing sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend. I was a little disappointed that we didn't see any bears on our drive along the BRP. But we didn't stray too far off the Parkway ... next time for sure and maybe we'll be rewarded with a bear sighting.

  2. hope that baby bear found his momma!!
    I love the little church steeple poking out of the trees :)
    That selfie of you two is great!
    I'm always so jealous you are so close to the smokies.

  3. What a lovely place to visit and enjoy! Amazing bear photos! Yikes!! My weekend was busy and so is this week.

  4. It looks so beautiful. Have a lovely week.

  5. Gorgeous scenary, Mary! And the bear, no matter what size, would have freaked me out!

  6. So fun to see bears! I haven't seen any this year so far.

  7. Gorgeous views!

    Bear have been plentiful in our area this year. The seem to really enjoy the cornfields.

  8. Just catching up and saw the bear pics! Amazing! Looks like Colorado! laura


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