Monday, July 09, 2007
GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS
Gramps, Daniel and Peacock went on a backpacking trip in the Great Smokey Mountains. They left early (5:30am) Friday morning. Hiked on the Appalachian trail from Clingman's Dome to a shelter. Forgot the name. It was 5.2miles. Peacock did exceptionally well! They cooked their dinner, slept on wooden bunk beds, and hiked back to Clingman's Dome on Saturday morning. They arrived home about 3:30pm. Did he ever love this trip! This was his second time in the Smokey Mountains, though the first time he was only 13 months old and HooDoo was in Mommy's belly! Dad took some really good pictures of their trip. Daniel is still sore from the hike but enjoyed the time with his Dad and his son. I am so thankful that Dad started this tradition with his own sons and can do it with his grandsons! What a gift. What a memory.