April 1st, 2004

bundled up, walkabout, snow

Word from vacation

I just read over 150 entries to catch up to the last time I read LJ, after we arrived. Then, I was too lazy to write more than a bookmark for myself, so tonight, I'm writing.

General stuff, with the details behind cuts.

I've either got killer allergies, or I'm coming down with something. My throat doesn't hurt as badly tonight, but this morning I could either croak or whisper. last night I had trouble sleeping for throat pain/tickle.

We're staying in a timeshare called Bent Creek Golf Resort, which is 12 miles east of Stoplight 3 in Gatlinburg Tennessee (yes, the stoplights have handy numbers next to them, for directing tourists) as the road curves. This may be as close as 5 miles, as the crow flies.

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My parents own timeshares in two different systems (in terms of networking for trading weeks). Banking an owned week generates points, which can be used anywhere in a system. Mom and Dad's timeshares are worth lots of points, AND this resort was having a special for this week. So we (Mom, Critter, Tigger and I) are in two adjoining rooms, which each have: a bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate shower with doors to the bedroom and hall, a great room with large dining table, queen-size sofa bed, and full galley kitchen. There are four TVs total, and two boombox sound systems. The kitchens are stocked with lots of useful supplies, and we've stocked the cabinets and fridges with lots of food. And yet, the boys think we should leave the room every day. ;)

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And, that's about as far back as I can really go at this point, it being almost 45 minutes since I started typing all of this.

I remembered to take pictures on Monday, exhausted the camera battery on Tuesday, and hope to remember to take more tomorrow and the rest of vacation. When I get back home, I'll organize them to share.

Reading, but barely writing....