The Kitties are Here!

After a very long wait, our kitties are finally home! Princess Gumdrop and Princess Jujube are sisters and were both born on May 6, 2019. They are adorable British Shorthair kittens. Gumdrop's color is blue while Jujube is lilac. We brought them home from Charlotte, North Carolina. Let the sleepless nights commence!

Jujube and Gumdrop - British Shorthair kittens

Back to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

One of the things that everyone wants to do when visiting us is to try the Gatlinburg SkyBridge with its glass floor. So when my sister Terry and her friend Lisa came down for the weekend we piled into the car and headed off to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park to walk the bridge. We all rode the steep SkyLift to the peaks. Once at the top, and with a little peer pressure, Peg was able to walk all the way across the suspension bridge this time!

A Trip to Elevated Mountain Distilling Company

No visit to the Waynesville, North Carolina area would be complete without a trip to the Elevated Mountain Distilling Company for some moonshine/whiskey.  This fine establishment is located just a short drive away in Maggie Valley. For a small fee, you can enjoy a tasting of all their products. I took my sister Terry and her friend Lisa while they were visiting. They were troopers and threw back a few samples. Lisa even gave Willie Elkson a ride!

Elevated Mountain Distilling Company

Playing with Molten Glass at the Jackson County Green Energy Park

For something a bit different, we decided to take a private glass making class taught by our neighbor, Cole Johnson, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina. Cole patiently walked us through all the steps needed to produce our very own paperweights. We were able to choose our color combinations and used different techniques to create our on unique items. It was a fun experience and not very difficult since we had the help of a very talented teacher and glass artisan. Thanks, Cole!

Paperweights made at the Jackson County Green Energy Park