04/01/2013
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We decided to be spontaneous for Spring Break last week and took a last minute trip to the Smokey Mountains with some good friends. The week got even more spontaneous when a cold air mass and lots of snow settled in for our trip. We had to actually abandon our original cabin on the side of a mountain in Wears Valley and move to a new location closer to Pigeon Forge where the roads were guaranteed to be salted so we didn’t get trapped in our cabin.  Even though it didn’t feel much like Spring, we knew that having the opportunity to visit places like Cades Cove and Wears Valley with snow falling was an opportunity that couldn’t be ignored. It was a good excuse for Wes to add some more beautiful memories to his landscape photography portfolio while giving the kids a chance to see something we don’t get to see in Florida (snow). It was a great way to spend the week as a family and we had a blast.

Smokey Mountains
Smokey Mountains
Smokey Mountains
Smokey Mountains
Wears Valley was our first stop when the snow started and it was just wintery beautiful. I think we want to spend Christmas here one year.
Wears Valley
Wears Valley
Cades Cove was just breathtaking. You eye is probably drawn to the horse first in this photo, but notice what’s happening at the top of the mountain in the center of the photo. It’s like a snow tornado. It was incredible to see.





One great thing about the late Spring snow was the mix of color that went with it…

Cades Cove
These last two were taken in the Smokey Mountain National Park the day before the snow started…

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