What a perfect day for a hike back to work. The temperatures have been amazing. The high yesterday was 62º with a low of 49º. It was a lot cooler than it normally is in July. We had a great commute. The rhododendron is starting to bloom around the parking lot. St. John's Wort is in full swing the last mile of Alum. I love this time of year and the anticipation of the color that is about to take over the mountain top.
We had a great evening enjoying our Progressive Dinner. The crew always amazes me with the yummy food they prepare. I get to enjoy the night off from making their dinner. We had two different types of soup. Nathan made a corn and potato chowder that was out of this world good. Nicholette made a delicious version of broccoli cheddar soup. We then went to Lesley's room and enjoyed an asian slaw. That was followed by a trip to Pat and Jeanie's room where we enjoyed a buffalo cheese dip. Brad made vegetable and beef kabobs that were lip smacking good. The last treats were oreo ball truffles chased with coke floats made with homemade ice cream. Rachel and Matt out did themselves with the dessert course. Needless to say, non of us went to bed hungry. It was a fun night hanging with the crew and making lasting memories. We closed the evening by watching Dollywood's firework display and sipping on our coke floats. These are the times I will miss, but I do have twelve great years of memories.
I am glad to be back up top and ready for another couple weeks in the cooler climate. Although, it was rather cool down in Gatlinburg this past weekend. I enjoyed meeting some of you at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market. It is great to finally have faces to go with some of the names from the comment section. Once again, it is time to set up for breakfast. I hope you all have a splendid day.
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