We had rain for two days. Not solid but fairly steady. And it was warm, almost 70! Today it's colder again. I'm hoping the rain reached Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. I also hope that they've caught who set the fires. I'm wondering if that person or persons will be charged with murder/homicide since people died as a result of the fires. Apparently it didn't rain enough to put out the fires totally and there are still some hot spots. More rain is supposed to be on the way next week. Some acquaintances of mine live just outside Gatlinburg and had to evacuate. The news so far is that their home made it through as did they. After seeing some of the videos of the damage I hope recovery is possible for those who lost so much. Driving through the Smokies will never be the same. It's going to take a long time for the forest to recover. I'll drive through some time in the coming summer on my way to a friend's and may weep at the charred remains of the forest.
On a happier note, I am going on a trip (again). This time to the Christmas markets in Germany. I've never been to Germany so it should be interesting. It's one of those Viking river cruises. My roommate has signed us up for all the excursions which I may or may not do all of. I'm definitely taking warm clothing. Hopefully I'll find some neat gifts to bring back for the family. Definitely taking warm clothes!
Okay, need t get a move on and do something even if it's wrong. Y'all have an interesting day and remember: Even though you try to be nice person, sometimes the mouth doesn't cooperate.
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Only seen the Smokies a few times, Momlady, and from different vantage points each time, but I know what you mean. Wherever I looked it was breathtaking.
The German holiday markets ~ and on a Viking river cruise?!? Heaven - bring back lots of small treasures, and many happy memories!
Baby Sis - More rain is supposed to come so hopefully it will finish the fires. As for the trip, I plan on enjoying and am leaving ample room in my suitcase. Glad you stopped by.
Sounds like an overall good trip. I think that's a wonderful way to travel!
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