Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another Weekend

Hello friends,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful spring weekend. Friday it was in the 80's, Saturday the 70's and today the 50's. The redbuds are blooming and the trees are budding and starting to show some green.
I have spent the last 2 weeks learning another job. Someone is leaving and they want me to do her job which is a 40 hour a week job in 24 hours and the other days to do my other job. Lucky me. Right now they don't know what jobs we will have or where they will be come July 1, so in the scheme of things I guess that I will just roll with it. The good thing about the new position is that I can work thru lunch and leave at 4 and get home a little earlier.
I did get a little stitching done for my exchange but cannot show it:)
Rich and I headed up to Cherokee on Friday afternoon. We stopped at Jaybee's for hot dogs, yum!

Saturday morning we got up and headed out for a hike. The weather was perfect and the trail we chose was a long a beautiful creek.

After that we drove the national parkway over to Gatlinburg. It was a beautiful day for a drive.

When we got to this point the fog rolled in. We could see it from the road coming up the mountain. Guess that is why they call them the Smokies.
Gatlinburg was packed as usual. We got our bucket of Karmelkorn and headed back to Cherokee to get a shower and head over to the casino. we were going to have dinner there at the buffet or at the Paula Deane restaurant but we weren't hungry due to the Karmelkorn.
The concert was REO Speedwagon. I have seen them about 4 times over the last 3 years. This tour was the 30th anniversary of the Hi-infidelity album and they played a lot of songs off the album. Quite a few that I have never heard live before.

They always put on a good show. The new events center at the casino is very nice. I would go see a show there again.

We played some slots but didn't win. The casino is on an Indian Reservation so they allow smoking.....yuck! It is amazing how much this bothers me now.
After the concert we left the casino and had some Taco Bell. It was too late to have a big sit down meal.
This morning it was hop in the car to head home. So much to do to get ready for the week! Grocery shopping, cooking, laundry! Hopefully this week I will make some progress stitching!
Have a great week. And always thanks for stopping by and for all your kind words.


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Myra said...

Looks like you had a great weekend Chris. REO Speedwagon takes me back to my high school days. :o) It was a beautiful weekend in NC - glad you were able to get out and enjoy it.

Mary said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! My family used to go to Cherokee most summers when I was little. I love Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We go there often now as my FIL lives nearby.

The hotdogs look yummy! Have been wanting one really bad!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I've been to Gatlinburg, lovely area, but definately a tourist trap!

I recently went to a casino on a reserve too and yeah the smoking bothered me too, its illegal to smoke indoors at any establishment in Ontario so it felt very wierd and stunk!

Looks like you had a great time!