a little time away

Every once in a (very long) while, we take a wee bit of time away from our projects to travel.  This past week, we spent in the glorious late-fall sun in Tennessee, visiting Nathan's parents.  The highlight for me was a trip to Cades Cove, now part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Nathan's mother, Julia Oliver Webb, is directly descended from the first European settlers of this high mountain valley, and it was very special to spend some time appreciating the lives of those passed, and to imagine what it must have been to live in a tight-knit, isolated community of homesteaders.

Now, back to work!