Category Archives: restaurants

More Altitude, Less Attitude

When most people refer to Gatlinburg, TN they are talking about Sevier County which includes Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley and Sevierville.  There are so many activities to do year around.  This first thing for a relaxing getaway is picking … Continue reading

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Road Trip: The Great Smoky Mountains

Visiting the Biltmore Estate has been on my travel list for about a year.  My Foster Daughters and I decided to make some stops along the way to make the most of our drive through The Great Smoky Mountains. Our … Continue reading

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Busy is Good

I’ll just go in chronological order to catch up with what’s been going on with Miss Smoot. After Christmas Break, we missed a week of school due to snow days.  I took advantage of a mild weekend to visit my … Continue reading

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Good Vibes

School: The last two months of 2017 were super busy for me.  I earned an A+ and an A in my two Fall courses at the University of Louisville, with an overall GPA of 3.9.  I am only 3 classes … Continue reading

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Norwegian Sky Cruise Ship Review

The following four blog posts will be a summary of my 4 night cruise to Havana, Cuba and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Sky ship out of Miami on July 3-7th. This post will focus on a review … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Jacksonville, FL

While having the summer off from teaching, it was a no brainer for me to take a spontaneous trip.  My friend Donetta, who I nicknamed “Groovy” needed to tie up some loose ends as she relocated back to Louisville.   … Continue reading

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Level Up in Las Vegas

A vacation in Las Vegas was long overdue for this mother/daughter duo.  We originally planned a February 2016 itinerary with tickets to Mariah Carey.  I started a new job and took the responsible route of canceling the trip which had … Continue reading

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Always Beachin’

Summer break recharge for a middle school P.E. and Health teacher with 2 Foster Daughters. Continue reading

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Finally Catching Up

Passing Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) – Check Finals Week at U of L (3.825 Cumulative GPA) – Check Home life in balance with great Foster Kids– Check Spring Racing Season– Check Now, I can finally go back to the … Continue reading

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Marathon Training is Taking a Back Seat

These days marathon training is no big deal. I have a plan and I have to execute.  Simple as that.  I’ve grown more comfortable with doing my long runs alone and without music.  I am able to maximize my day … Continue reading

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