Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pepper's Smokey Mountain Christmas Adventure

I went on a family trip to Tennessee! 
Baron and his humans took Mom and I on a family vacation!  Mom's sister's family, brother, and grandparents all came with us!  All of us stayed together in one big log cabin.  Baron and I had plenty of new space to sniff and mark.   We went for a car ride into town each day to see the sights and shop.   We had so much fun on our mountain adventure!

We saw pretty lights from the car windows at night, and wild turkeys during daytime car rides.  I've never seen a wild turkey before!
One day we went shopping at an outlet mall.  There was a table of people wrapping presents for donations to local animal shelters!  While one of the nieces was having a present wrapped,  I rested with Mom and her other niece.

See?  It has my name on it!  BOL!






The next day, I really enjoyed the sights and smells of Gatlinburg.
They even have a palace for me!
(Outside the Pepper Palace)



 I decided to pose for a photo in my pouch with Mom and her brother.

One evening, Mom and I went geming with her sister and nieces.  We found some pretty rocks in a bucket of dirt.   I wonder why there aren't any pretty rocks in the dirt at home.   BOL!  
 I spent some time relaxing in my pouch with Mom on a bench while the nieces had old fashioned photos made.  
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Christmas morning was pawsome!  I saw that Santa Paws had filled my stocking with presents. 
Presents!!  For me!! 


Mom wanted me to open my presents for the camera.....

Of course, I was more interested in playing with all the paper the nieces had ripped off of their presents.  BOL!



  Eventually I decided to make Mom happy and open my presents.  
(Okay, the truth:  I smelled the treats she put inside the wrapping paper.  BOL!!)

Look at all the toys Santa Paws brought for me at the vacation cabin!
 
After all the presents were opened, Baron and I had fun playing in the torn paper that was all over the floor!  It was like another present to us.  BOL!
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During our stay in the cabin, the humans enjoyed the pretty view from the balcony.
The Smokey Mountains are smoking!
Baron and I preferred exploring the "back yard" slope.  BOL!!
We received one more surprise on our last morning at the cabin.............
SNOW!!
"Back yard"
  
 
I wore my pretty black velvet coat while I investigated the snow. 
  
(Let it Snow hoodie is available at Nip and Bones)
That's the tail end of my Smokey Mountain Christmas Adventure.

22 comments:

  1. Pepper you had a great holiday vacation...so neat that you have your own Palace (of course you deserve it :) ) *snoogles* your pal Gizmo

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  2. Looks like you had a great holiday Pepper. You look so cute in your pouch - like a little teddy bear.

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    1. Thank you Freya! BOL!! Someone did mistake me for a stuffie in the pouch instead of a real dog!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  3. WOW! The view looks so pawsome at The Smoky Mountains! I bet you had tons of fun :)

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    1. Hi Pookah! It was lots of fun! So different from here. BOL!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  4. Wow Pepper, seems like you had a really great Christmas! I love the picture of the Pepper Palace lol...

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    1. Thank you Ann! :) BOL!! I just had to get a photo when I saw it!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  5. Of course, you know my favorite part.... all the wrapping paper from the presents. BOL Looks like you had a pawsome time on vacation, Pepper, and got to see some snow again.

    Hugs,
    Romeo

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    1. BOL!! You know I thought of you Romeo when I was playing in that paper! I just know you would have had a blast tearing it into smaller pieces! BOL!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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    1. Thank you Caren! Happy New Year to you too!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  7. WOW Pepper whaat a grand vacation you all had! That's a gift all in itself!

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    1. You're right! It was a gift all in itself! Specially since so much of the family was together. :)
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  8. WOW .... !!! I DID SEE A Pepper's Palace in TN...!!!! BEAUTIFUL! A Smokey Mountain Christmas. Gorgeous Photos:))
    xx

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    1. High Paw Pippin! I'm sure you enjoyed it as much as I did!
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  9. Great story and photos, Pepper! What a wonderfur Christmas adventure!

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  10. Pepper that was so neat mommy and daddy have been to Gatlinburg Tennessee before my time and it is indeed beautiful did you notice if they have any places named after me. You are a celebrity to have a place named after you. See Santa Paws found you even in the mountains of Tennessee. Glad you all had a great time.

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    1. Hi Abigale, I didn't notice any places named Abigale, but that doesn't mean that there isn't one. I will have to look for one if I ever go back. ;)
      Hugs,
      Pepper

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  11. Looks at you in your hoodie! So cute! I hopes it keeping you warm when you need it. Looks like you had a great trip and Christmas my furriend. Happy New Years! Meowwwoof

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  12. Hi Ya my little foxwhiler.... I missed you while you where off in the wild mountains. Did you see any bob-cats or Bears in the wild?
    Loved your pics. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas in the mountains and with family.
    Rottie Leans and Hugs
    Max aka Gator Lips the Swamp Dawg

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