Father/Daughter Horse-Filled Weekend

I enjoyed the past weekend in east Tennessee near Jamestown with one of my best friends, Summer, and our dads. Summer’s dad is currently working at Big South Fork National Park, so we had access to horse trails, beautiful mountain views, and a very cute little cabin. It rained a lot, but we had a great time getting to ride for a little bit and seeing the sites. I have never seen a place that is more enabled for horses, and just about every few feet you can find a horse logo advertising a ranch, camp-grounds, trails, etc. Below are the pics that tell our story:

We were thrilled to find this little dairy mart on the way to the cabin. It was the perfect road-trip local stop.

We are ready to go.

Summer and Stennis.

Getting my horse, Pat, ready to ride. I was picky about the saddle being just right. Thanks, Dad. :)

Me and my pops.

I think my dad looks like a Bond boy here.

At the top of the overlook.

Dad took this on our trail ride.

Saddling up for a ride! Little do we know, a storm is quickly approaching…

Taking cover until the storm dies down…Ed is on the left. He was our guide. We kind of loved him. Sox is on the right. He’s one of my dad’s horses and was a good leader for Pat when she got scared of the storm.

Getting ready to go eat at a little German-inspired restaurant.

This is the rain we were dealing with most of Saturday. It poured, but it made for some funny stories.

Eating at Bacara’s, the yummy German restaurant.

This was a tiny cabin next to us that just upgraded with a new fan. See proof below.

We saw a caravan on the way back of about 10, 3-wheel-cycle bikes. Be sure to check out who they root for. No comment, Bama fans.

Of course, no road trip would be complete without the token something-random-written-on-my-car vehicle. “Hi Haterz.”

I will never forget our fun memories from our rainy, horse-filled weekend. Thanks for everything you did for us, Mr. Stennis! I hope to visit east Tennessee again very soon.

Sara Beth Parks is a designer, Southern girl, and lover of all things beautiful, currently writing of her journey with art, design, and life on this blog, “My Latest Buzz.”

1 Comment

  1. bill parks 05/13/2010 / 3:54 pm

    good stuff. had not seen this yet.

    good job.

    luv ya,

    dad

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