May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."
What a gorgeous day for a wedding. The bride and groom, surrounded by loved ones, hiked to Grassy Ridge in Roan Mountain State Park. The clouds lifted and the wedding began. It was one of the most picturesque weddings I have ever been too. Alan and Chrissy may be one of the best examples of love found at LeConte Lodge. These two live life to the fullest. The magic of Mt. LeConte never ceases to amaze me when it comes to bringing people together. I am so happy they found a life long hiking partner in each other. Congratulations, Chrissy and Alan. We love you and wish you a life full of happiness.
Chris and I returned to the mountain on Tuesday and were greeted with cool breezes and beautiful fall weather. The days are perfect. It won't be long before we start seeing color in the higher elevations. Fall is the in the air. The high yesterday was 64º with a low of 43º.
Ruthie mentioned the snickerdoodle-off. She was right when she said we all won. That was a very hard competition. Both cookies were amazing. With a close 4-3 vote, Chris pulled off another victory in the Iron Chef-LeConte competition. He is 4-0. Over the years he has won the chocolate chip cookie bake-off, the brownie bake-off, and the ulitmate Grinder competition. He can now add best snickerdoodle to the list. Good job Lesley and Chris. The crew really appreciated the hard work you both put into this. Now, let's find another bake-off subject. It is a win-win for all of us.