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24 June 2009

A Bear of a Wedding Weekend

This past weekend hubby and I went to Gatlinburg TN for his nephews wedding. We stayed in a really nice Chalet up in the mountains. There were three chalets all together as the wedding party stayed in one, the bride's family in one, and the groom's family (us) in another. We had a super fun time. Here is one of the living rooms in the chalet

It was way too hot for a fire in the fireplace as it got up to 97 degrees!

Something always goes wrong when there is a wedding...right? The groom is in this vehicle that ended up with a tire off the roadside. There's hubby and some other guys trying to get the tires back on the road. They finally managed and the other front tire was smoking as the driver put the pedal to the metal!

The groom made it in time and the wedding was super pretty in a mountainside chapel.

The excitement of the weekend was when this black bear came right up in the yard of our chalet..........

We could not believe how close it came.

Lucky for us, we were on the second level deck instead of the first level one or we could have been eaten alive!

It was a bear of a wedding weekend!


  1. Gosh! that is so scary.You will remember the bear as well as the wedding. Take a peek at my blog if you have time--cottonreel

  2. That was a close call - quite a wild weekend in the mountains!

    OMG Mandy - can't believe you are off to Provence - good for you. Have you been before? It's so fabulous there and you will see the lavender at its peak. Avignon is a fun, vibrant city - lots to see. Where else do you plan to visit? Let me know - I wish I could go too, I love it there so much!

  3. Gatlinburg is such a nice place to visit. We have been there several times and rented a cabin too. We never saw a black bear though!!! I can remember as a child when we were going back to Ohio through the Smokies you would see them on the side of the road.
    It looks like it was a beautiful wedding!


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