Two weekends ago, my family spent the weekend in one of my favorite places in the world - Monteagle/Sewanee. My dad's birthday was November 8th (hi dad! love you!) and so we assembled my brothers from Knoxville, their "friends that are girls", and ourselves on the Mountain.
The next morning started with Waffle House - a must on the Mountain and also a family tradition for any road trip:
After filling ourselves with grease, we hit one of my favorite hikes, Fiery Gizzard in the South Cumberland State Park:
(Jake and Ez)
(Giant leaves everywhere)
(rare photo appearance from Jacob)
After the hike, a natural stop was the famous Dutch Maid Bakery for cookies. Dutch Maid is in Tracy City and is delicious.
The next day we woke up and got breakfast before hitting the road:
The Smokehouse -
We had an incident with a piece of concrete and our tire on the interstate in Nashville... the tire did not survive but amazingly, we had our on "saint" for All Saint's Sunday because a man stopped and changed our tire to our full sized spare in less than 5 minutes, where we couldn't even figure out how to get the spare off. We were back in business and home on time.
In stinky brothers and gracious parents,