We hope everyone reading this was able to enjoy a joyous and safe Independence Day yesterday. The crew was persuaded to enjoy its traditional July 4th feast indoors this year, as storms rolled through the region about the time we were ready to chow down. That also meant an obstructed view of the fireworks reverberating up the mountainside from the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We could certainly hear the constant rumbling, but no colors to enjoy from the top this year. Guess we'll just have to get by with the nightly displays from Dollywood on clear evenings this summer.
We finished up with 0.28" of rain yesterday, and it's already been on and off showers this morning. Our high temperature was 62 degrees followed by a low of 53. It's been in the mid 50's so far today, with a sense of mugginess in the air. Umbrellas and waterproof shells continue to be your best friend in the coming days.
Wherever you are, enjoy the rest of your day!