When my brother said he’d swing by the Mountain House on his way back to Northern Virginia from the panhandle of Florida, I jumped at the chance to meet him in the Smokies! We had a very quick visit, but as always it was good to be there. I was pleased that a couple of our cousins were around, so we had a chance to visit with them. We did a tour of Bryson City and Cherokee, and made the mandatory purchase of boiled peanuts. Also enjoyed some of the BarBQue Wagon specialty, and even had a chance to see the Lone Ranger and Silver! They’re part of the entertainment on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
The weather was warm during the day, and cool at night – the best of the moutains! Everything was verdantly lush – rain has been plentiful this year. Hope it continues thru the summer sufficient to banish the many spring failings and well challenges experienced last year.