why is it that i feel i have to take my entire closet and 3/4 of the bathroom with me for a 3-day holiday?  and a camping trip shouldn’t require an extensive wardrobe, should it??  but it’s all packed into several bags and we’re loading them in, setting out on the camper’s maiden voyage to Townsend, TN, the peaceful side of the Smokies.  i’ll admit there’s some irony in celebrating the 4th of July with the Native Americans, but hey.  this trip will also be my first to post ” live”  as the campground has wi-fi.   (hopelessly behind the times, my phone is just a phone)   stay tuned. 

oh, by the way, did you hear that emma’s mommy has a baby in her belly??