The Williams Family

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Big Stone Gap, VA

We traveled to Johnson City, TN and Big Stone Gap, VA last weekend. We left on Thursday and visited with my pawpaw's sisters in TN and then headed over to VA on Friday to visit with all of my mawmaw's family. It's always so much fun to go up into the mountains and visit. It's normally very relaxing. This time, however, Ella was quite a little handful and made the trip a little more stress-full than stress-free. I totally underestimated how hard 20+ hours in the car within 4 days would be on her. She likes being on her schedule and gets a little frustrated when it gets interrupted. Needless to say, we were both glad to be back home. Oh, and Keith didn't make the trip so we were definitely missing daddy!

Regardless of all that, I loved seeing the beautiful fall colors in the mountains and getting the opportunity to visit with family. My mawmaw is the oldest of 6 and all of my great-aunts and great-uncles were there for the reunion. I snapped a shot of them all with Ella and am trying to make that a yearly tradition. Below it is the one from last year.

Here are some more pictures from the weekend. My mom mostly had camera duty (which was pretty nice!) since I was not feeling great so I'll get her pictures and post more later.
Ella off-roading in her coupe:

Stickers sure kept Ella occupied this you see them on her shirt?:

When in Big Stone, we always visit lookout point. The view is beautiful!

It was coooold!!


Lauren W said...

Oh my goodness. That is beautiful. I lived in Virginia and then went to college in East Tennessee, so your pictures just made me so nostalgic. That view is amazing. Not quite as amazing as your Mom's awsome Frazer pullover, but almost.

Me said...

Will we get a weekly picture progress with Baby Dos? I check in with you on a daily basis and love the snaps of your trip. We have a trip planned the middle of November for Gatlinburg and are soooo looking forward to it!

Suzanne said...

Yes...I promise I will start posting some weekly pictures! :-) Unfortuntely I've just been to sick to do it yet. But I'm feeling better and plan to start this weekend. Thanks for keeping up with Baby Dos's pregnancy!