Thanks for putting up with all the off-topic posts, we've been on vacation! So now, you have to put up with vacation photos, and hopefully we'll get back to talking crochet when I get the laundry finished and the fridge re-stocked.
Thanks for all the comments and new followers that arrived while I was away. What a nice 'welcome home'.
The photos are not in order, that's just a little too much organization for today. Yes, we went to Dollywood and my tendency to absorb the accents of others has had me saying y'all and y'hear all the way home. The people at Dollywood and the surrounding businesses were very, very nice. So nice that it is worth mentioning.
We also went to Myrtle Beach, where Captain helped the kids sculpt sand creatures. We actually went to Myrtle Beach first, got nice and sun burnt (despite several cans of sunscreen) and then we went to the Smoky Mountains.
Me and Chickee
Chickee is so at home in the water.
The kids found with these very easy going birds in Gatlinburg.
We went hiking in the Smoky Mountains and found these bears... oh MY! What a thrill.
But one of the most amazing things I found on the trip... you are not going to believe this... I found a lost child. We were on the beach and I looked up and found a 4 y.o. boy crying walking on the beach. We learned later that he was more than 2 miles away from his parents. He was so upset he couldn't even tell me his name and I wasn't sure if he even spoke English. Poor kid. Apparently he had been missing for more than an hour! Luckily all the lifeguards have radios and our lifeguard radioed around until we found the parents.
Not much crochet happened while on the trip, but I did get a little done. I see some 'all-nighters' in my future...