My cousin, Brad, came down from New York to visit for the weekend and we took him to the Smokies and to see Gatlinburg, a small town in the middle of the mountains. No, we did not make it to a href=”http://www.dollywood.com/”Dollywood/a (although we did show him Pigeon Forge)–it is closed until the end of the month. If you have never been to Gatlinburg, it is quite an experience–the town is not for those watching their weight–there are non-stop fudge shops, taffy stores and funnelcake stands. My cousin was baffled as to what a funnel cake was–but if you have spent time in the South, you will know. The town was full of tourists and children hyped up on sugur wandering aimlessly from shop to shop. If you are looking for some tacky t-shirts with interesting sayings–Gatlinburg will not disappoint you. My favorites–“There is thin woman in every fat woman trying to get out–but I usually shut the bitch up with chocolates” and several men I saw displayed the chick magnet t-shirt–“No Fat Chicks.” Well, you get the idea. Anyway, here are some pictures from Cades Cove in the Smokies:br /br /Here is a picture of Glenn and me.br /br /a href=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/1600/helenglennsm.0.jpg”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/320/helenglennsm.0.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”” //abr /br /Here is a picture of Brad and me.br /br /a href=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/1600/helenbradsm.jpg”img style=”display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;” src=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/750/48/320/helenbradsm.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”” //abr /br /Anyone else have an interesting weekend?