|The Mac and Cheese Wayniac|
Thursday, October 9 - Tonight we attended the season-opener for the Nashville Predators vs. the Ottawa Senators with our friends, Chris and Tarryn. It was an exciting come from behind 3-2 win and the first ever for new head coach, Pete Laviolette.
Saturday, October 11 - Today we attended and helped out with the wedding of our friends, Lisa and Toney. It was a small, intimate event and the rainy day was a bit of a hamper, but overall it was a fun and joyous day for these two great people. We even goofed around in another photo booth at the reception (photo left).
Thursday, October 24 - We attended another Nashville Predators game vs. the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. It was a thrilling 3-2 win over this strong opponent with a natural hat trick (the first we've ever seen live) by the newly-acquired James Neal. It was sweet watching all those Chicago fans in the crowd hit the road with a loss. Here's a bit of the post-hat trick celebration in the photo below:
Saturday, October 25 - Monday, October 27 - We took a long weekend ride up to East Tennessee to do a couple of fun things as well as stay a couple nights at a neat little cabin outside Gatlinburg.
|Part of Bluff Mountain at the edge of The Smokies as seen from the helicopter.|
|Another great helicopter view. We missed the peak color weekend, but the weather couldn't have been clearer.|
|Lovely Indian Camp Creek rushed right along the side of the cabin and over Laurelwood Falls just downstream.|
|The big, black diesel engine of The Smoky Mountain Railway emerged from the fog as we boarded the Carolina Shine Car for a great ride as well as a few spirits from Midnight Moon Moonshine....it's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?|
|The spooky oldest house in Swain County, North Carolina, looms in the early-morning fog as viewed from the train.|
|Speeding along the Carolina countryside on our way to the Nantahala Gorge. Is that a moonshine look?|
|Beautiful arms of Fontana Lake were a big part of our view during the trip.|
|Incredible views from comfortable chairs with a little moonshine, snacks and a meal of BBQ. What a deal!|
|We had an hour layover at The Nantahala Outdoor Center with the fog burned off and the fall colors busting out.|
|We flipped to the back of the train as the green diesel engine took over and pulled us back to Bryson City along Fontana Lake with The Smokies in the distance.|
|The drive back through the national park on the way back to the cabin was a stunning added bonus.|
|We spent our last relaxing night in the cabin enjoying some wine and a rousing game of Monopoly which I won by bankrupting the greedy Ashlee.|
Friday, October 31 - Tonight we hosted the "Rob and Ashlee's No Damn Kids Halloween Party" which was basically just some beer and chili with our friends sans any kiddos other than some trick-or-treaters at the door. We had a great time with some good company, some great food and a seven-card round of Cards Against Humanity that was hilarious.