On day one we planned t o stop 2 or 3 hours out in
Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s a beautiful drive in itself, and I’d been through but never stopped and had any touristy fun. We had lots at the Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies.
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Then we drove up into Indiana, where we stayed the night. The next day we went up to the Cahokia Indian Mounds. We only got a couple of pictures of the actual mounds, and those were taken from the car. Ivy had the beginnings of a cold and it was rainy, so we mainly hit their museum, which was interesting itself. It was still worth the slight drive out of the way, and I wouldn’t mind going back.
When we got there, we saw a dozen deer come out into the field across from the parking lot! It felt like a very special gift. We also got lots of pics of their big brass doors, which were gorgeous. Down the road from the information center, they have “Woodhenge”. I would have liked to do some reiki work in the middle of that, but maybe if we can go one summer.
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I'll have more installments in the future. I'd like to post pictures of my girls getting to meet the family, but I want to get permission from everyone to post their pictures on the blog. And I'll eventually have lots of Chicago pictures, where we had loads of fun - and the girls finally realized their dream of building a sandcastle.