I recently accepted a new Art Director role at a really wonderful agency in Chicago, and while I was between the two positions I decided to pack Sophia & Will up and go on a road trip. We decided to head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to do some camping in our vintage trailer before school starts. -One last escape before we all head back to work and books.
Will being sworn in after completing the Junior Ranger program.
Our vintage Avion camper, Matilda, in the Smokies
At the Tennessee / North Carolina state line
Day hike on the Appalachian Trail.
At the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains
Beautiful old tree roots
Fi hiking the Appalachian Trail
Day hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Those ground hornets don’t play!
Hunting for lizards
Hiking to Rainbow Falls
Streams framed by wild rhododendrons
Sister & brother winding down from the day in our vintage Avion.
Old painted stone fireplace. The paint was actually original.
Stacked stones hold the old cabin up
Painted cabin in the Smoky Mountains. The paint was original, from Sears, and used “all 3 available colors”.
Old cabin fence
Cascades and rock towers
These little stone towers were left behind at one of the mountain streams.
It’s all hilarious! I love her laughter.
Fi catching salamanders by the waterfalls
Woozle, the little brother
Green misty mountains as far as the eye could see
Everything was so lush and green
A good place for a fairy to live.
I was entranced with the beautiful old roots.
Stone fireplace at the Bud Ogle Cabin, Great Smoky Mountains
Outdoor wash basins, Bud Ogle Cabin, Great Smoky Mountains