Monday, and we have been pretty much on the move since Friday morning. Up with the sun, kind of, the sun gets up very early this time of year, so let's just say the sun had finished breakfast and was starting to wonder what was taking us so long. But, we got the whole parade (Mother, Father, Blind Friend, and Youngest Son, the oldest son did not come along, it still kills me a little) moving. Slowly, unsteadily, inconsistently, but going forward, for the most part.
Vacations should be lived erratically, with no real sense of purpose. We have had vacations hurrying from place to place, rushing frantically, driven and intense, and no thank you. I like strolling casually, weaving in and out of pedestrian traffic, touring shops, little museums, and restaraunts.
Today is the first day in the Smokey Mountains, and we have been moving in place, breakfast, coffee, and a shower, and then a Coke, and shave, brushing of the teeth, and life can begin. If we had food we might not even leave the cabin. But, we did not plan that well, and we did not move quickly enough so we need to get something to eat.
So we will need to head to town and get something to eat. Of course, in Gatlinburg there are two restaurants that advertise the "best Bloody Mary in Gatlinburg," and that has been consuming me since my last trip. Unfortunately, we did not have time to solve that riddle, we were only reconnoitering for the invasion. This trip I plan on declaring a winner. Stay tuned! I hope there are still only two.
I will leave you with the view from the cabin. Until later,
Monday, June 9, 2014
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.