Hope you all had a pleasant Valentine’s day! We’re both glad we decided to stay in since it was a cold snowy winters day. It snowed all day and well into the night. Whenever it snows more than 1″ we have to move our cars from the street or be ticketed. With Minnie being in our driveway we can only fit one car in front of her.
Ginger loves the snow and the first thing she does when she runs outside is to do snow “angels” with her face and whole body. She loves being outside and comes alive with smiles all over her sweet face. Ginger has settled in and has not bitten either of us in over a month. She has morphed into a sweet, loving and gentle dog! Who would of known. We love her so!
Two weeks ago I mentioned our SUV died, and last week we bought a new to us car, or should I say truck. Its strong enough to pull Minnie without any problem. Actually it could pull a whole lot more than Minnie.
All covered in snow. We only buy used cars and found a 2013 Red Silverado Truck, 4WD with a whole lot of bells and whistles. The mileage 34,000 and came with an extended warranty. It has OnStarr which I’ll use for GPS directions, it has heated seats, separate driver an passenger heat/cooling system, radio adjustment in the steering wheel and a whole lot more. It also has a really nice ride and my neck doesn’t bother me when driving which is a real plus.
This is the first car we’ve brought in over 14 years and talk about “sticker” shock!!!!!
Tomorrow I’m leaving for a trip to Tennessee. I’m attending a Sisters On The Fly (SOTF) called Saddle up in Pigeon Forge, TN. I didn’t feel safe in my 14 year old car so we broke down on a bought one early enough to take the safety issue worry out of the picture.
I’m won’t be pulling Minnie with it being winter and not being able to predict snow ow not. When I signed up last September I worried about being about to get out because of snow or back in. So I’m staying with another SOTF, Rorie who I met at the Buckeye Bask in Ohio last October.
There’s a lot of activity planned for the 5 day event. Saddle Up is an annual celebration of all things western sponsored by the city of Pigeon Forge. The event includes cowboy music concerts, storytelling, a chuck wagon cook off, a western dance, and cowboy church.
The Sisters will also be hosting an open house of our staged trailers on Saturday at the campground during the Chuck Wagon Cook Off. I wanted to be part of the cook off but since I’m not in my own trailer, and being particular about cook pan/knives, I’ll just be watching. I’ve done a lot of dutch oven cooking but never over a fire or charcoal so I hope to get some pointers. I’m funny about what I cook, if I can’t do my best than I’d rather sit it out.
With the events that the drive is more than 6 hours father I leave a day early. TN is close to a 10 drive for me so I’m splitting into two days, the first day driving to Georgetown (6 1/2 hrs), KY and the next day to Pigeon Forge. Hoping to get to Pigeon Forge early enough to hike in the Smoky Mountains.
I was lucky to find a pair of cow boots at GW (don’t usually buy shoes) but didn’t want to spend money on something I’ll won’t wear again. Also found a cowboy hat for $2 and an ugly southwestern sweater vest.
I’m so excited about going…but I do get anxiety being around large crowds and theres 62 Sister’s are attending. Most are in trailers and several in cabins or tenting. The weather forecast is in the high 50’s…a heat wave!
I hope to have a few pre-scheduled post up before I go but who knows! I’ll be sharing the trip when I get back.