Fun With My Family in Tennessee

 

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Dad and I enjoy fly fishing in the Little River

 

My parents, niece Haydyn and nephew Tyler arrived last Friday evening, bringing a happy reunion for all!  Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been too good since they got here, so we’ve mostly been watching it rain while taking a chance to get outside in between showers.  We were able to fish for while on Saturday which was a free fishing day for everyone here in Tennessee.

 

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Tyler having a ball fly fishing

 

Even though we didn’t catch anything, we all had fun trying and I was excited to try my hand at fly fishing in the Little River.

 

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Haydyn trying to catch a big one

 

After a while, the kids and I decided it was time to wade in the water and putting our imaginations to good use, built “Sunnyville”.  A miniature Funland where the sun always shines, and one can safely do things like go down waterfalls, float over major rapids and swim with sharks.

 

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Tyler and Haydyn with our mini Sunnyville

 

We’ve obviously had to spend a lot of time indoors, so we’ve played a lot of ping pong and built a variety of interesting creatures out of clay, and enjoyed a couple of movie nights in the basement.

 

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Wes, Tyler, Hadyn and Dad building clay creatures

 

Any picnic so far has had to take place on the back porch so we could stay dry!

 

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Tyler and Hadyn with our “Kodak photo spot”

 

Yesterday we went into Maryville and did a little shopping, but mostly did a lot of laughing!  Haydyn and I thought these BIG animal head masks were pretty cool!

 

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Haydyn and me with our BIG heads!

 

Thankfully the forecast for the remainder of the week is looking much more promising for getting outdoors!  So tomorrow we’re heading to a nearby lake to spend the day kayaking which has everyone, including my Mom who was outvoted in the adventure of choice . . . Ha Ha!  We’re also planning to do some tubing, hiking, and more fishing during the week, and of course, a lot more laughing!

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~ Rachelle

 

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