The Lipizzaner Stallions are coming to Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky April 27, 2007. Lord willing, I'm planning to go. This will be my first time to see them in person and I'm really looking forward to the opportunity. Check out their website below in My Favorite Links to see their 2007 schedule.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
This is a view of the footbridge that leads across the Roaring Fork stream to part of the Zoder's Inn complex in Gatlinburg, TN. We stay in the third floor room shown here above the parking garage. Our family has stayed in various sections of the complex since the early 70's. It has grown considerably since we first stayed at Zoder's. It is as much a part of our trip to the Smoky Mountains as the Park itself. The following photos are of our most recent trip to the Smokies from March 25 to March 28, 2007. We went to Ripley's Aquarium, Dixie Stampede and Cades Cove while we were there. We ate breakfast at the Pancake Pantry a few blocks uptown and at Appleby's across the street from Zoder's. My favorite photography studio, Beneath The Smoke, is only a couple of blocks away.
This cabin is the oldest log home in Cades Cove. It was built in the early 1820's. The cabin is the first historic building you seen when entering Cades Cove. The cove is a beautiful valley located in the Smoky Mountains National Park. There is an 11 mile loop road around the valley where many historic structures have been preserved. Deer and wild turkey can been seen in the early morning hours. Sometimes even a black bear or two will show up. Bicyclists can enjoy the loop, but the traffic can be pretty heavy at times. The valley is about 25 to 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN.
[photo courtesy CornerStoneCowboy Images]