Aug 26, 2016

Home Again...

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters...

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Never did I think there would be so much going on there, 
but when we arrived there was attraction after attraction.  Reminded us a little of Orlando,
 and all the theme parks there.  No we did not try any of the rides, but we did drive 
around town and checked many of them.  Was quite amazing how much there is. 

Arvid and I are not one to go on vacations with anyone, but strangely enough, we once 
went to Mexico with my sister and nephew.  We had a great time.  Now we had a few days with
 my parents in a log cabin in the Smoky Mountains.  Two bedrooms, one bath and I have to say
 and Arvid will agree, we had a great time.  Arvid said to me, "it's because they are grown ups."

It was a very steep walk to the cabin.  Parking the cars was also a little scary.  My dad 
was not liking that part so much, so Arvid just parked their car in a "safe" spot and 
we moved around in ours.  For those 4 days Arvid was the designated driver.  

We did some shopping, that is Arvid and my dad went a little overboard in the Ralph Lauren
 store.  My mom and I just looked as these two shopped.  Was interesting to see.  Of 
course later on my mom and I had a little fun in some other stores as well. 

It was a very good time and I am so happy that Arvid enjoyed it as much as I did. 
 He's the one who keeps saying how good it was.  Makes me very happy.

On our way back home we were caught in lots of rain .  Similar to those we have in 
Florida.  There was also a tornado in our path.  Luckily we missed it, but many were not 
so fortunate.  The tornado demolished a Starbucks building and numerous homes.

Arvid found some time to do some trades.  Made him a very happy boy.  We also found
 the time to visit a few of our lots in a place called Lake Tansi in Tennessee.  We all had a
good time there as well.  After a good meal and some more exploring everyone was happy.

After a few stops we finally made it home to Sniff.  I think he was happy to see us.
For sure we think he gained some weight.  I played with him.  Brushed him and after a
 while he was so exhausted he fell asleep.  As soon a Arvid sat down to watch TV, Sniff
 ran right between his legs.  We're home and it feels good, but I miss my mom and dad.

When I'm all alone with my thoughts, I sure miss my Brutus like crazy. How I miss him
no one will every understand.  Yes, I miss him and there is nothing I can do about that.

Good morning everyone.  Hope your day is an awesome one!  Happy Friday.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start.
Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending...