Sevierville, TN High: 105 Low: 71
The grandkids' first full day. Grandma Sparky decided to pull teacher rank on the kids. Little did they know it, but Sparky is going to have Cate, the oldest do a blog every day or every other day! And Trevor is going to draw a picture each day and write one sentence about what he is doing in his picture. Cate didn't mind the blog idea at all, Trevor, THAT was another story. He is not strong in language arts, so it was in his best interest to get a little practice in this summer. Sparky had to use every available motivational tool in her book of teacher tricks to get him to buy into contributing to his sister's blog!
Cate named her blog "C & T's Amazing Adventures" (C for Cate, T for Trevor) and she is now officially on Blogger. Woo-hoo! Here's a link to her blog that she did today, her first post. catetrevor.blogspot.com Trevor doesn't know it but he's going to be contributing every day...we hope! This will be a real test of Sparky's ability to get him to do something he hates--write. Might have to throw in a bribe or two......Sh-h-h-h, don't tell his mom. Sparky is already in trouble for letting him have a donut for breakfast! But he also had a bowl of cereal, mom.
The ranger said that in Atlanta, it was 114 degrees on the baseball field yesterday. Ugh!
We love getting information at the state parks before blindly heading into a hike or out driving around aimlessly. Sparky bought a packet of great stuff--Smokies Starter Kit for 5.00. All proceeds benefit the park. The packet included a backcountry trail map, day hikes map and guide, an auto touring map and guide, a safety in bear country flier, a Newfound Gap Road auto tour booklet, a Clingman's Dome Tour booklet, a Cades Cove tour booklet, and a Laurel Falls Nature Trail Guide. Good deal!