Mom and I drove to Buckhorn Inn today located in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg for our monthly B&B association meeting. Lee provided a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach! Main topic of conversation was: link policies to the Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast website, what we are all paying for credit cards fees, and the definition of a bed and breakfast/inn (not easy). Sterling and Rick from Wahoo Zip Lines were our guests. They claim you can be as young as 5 and they have had folks do this who are in their 80's and 90's. Surely as creaky as I am at 55, I can give it a shot with my 6-year-old nephew.
The mountain laurel is blooming all along our driveway. The photo was taken coming up the drive of a Kousa Dogwood with some flowering plums as the reddish foliage in the background. Kousa Dogwoods are not native like the dogwood photo in my May 4th blog of Cornus florida, but they have a later and longer bloom period with virtually no disease or pest problems. It's common for me to still have this tree still blooming at the Fourth of July and one year they lasted almost all summer. Amazing. mizkathleen @Gracehill