It seems just like yesterday we were slinging loads beneath a helicopter getting ready for the 2017 season. Yet here we are...the beginning of November and marching down the home stretch toward Closing Day and Thanksgiving. Time just seems to tick faster and faster with each passing year. So let's make the most of it! If you're waiting for that opportunity to pay us a visit high above Tennessee, hopefully you can find time in these three remaining weeks to make the climb.
We saw more of the snow melt yesterday, as our high temperature for the day reached an otherwise toasty 46 degrees. Overnight lows once again hovered just above the freezing mark. What snow remains is patchy, but continue to use caution in icy places packed down by numerous footsteps until all is gone. Today should be very similar as far as temps and skies go, so enjoy it if you're looking to explore the outdoors.
We had some great entries for the annual pumpkin carving contest. Guests enjoyed perusing the creative designs during dinner, casting their ballots for the one they deemed fit to be crowned the 2017 champion. In the end, Heather's tasteful and artistic pumpkin creation garnered the most votes. Congrats to Heather, and "good show" by those crew members who submitted pumpkins in this year's contest. A special thanks to Bonnie for picking out such fabulously carve-able pumpkins, and to the llamas for lugging them up the hill for our enjoyment along with the necessary supplies.
Have a great start to the new month!
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