2012 Robbinsville, Cherokee, Gatlinburg and Eventually Nashville











The End

September 23, 2012


Writing this, right now, it is June of 2013.  I am genuinely sorry it's taken me this long to get these pictures up, and this story told.  I said at the start that this was the first trip we'd had since 2008 that felt like "the real thing."  In many ways this felt like finally being "me" again.  A new me, hopefully in some ways a better me.  I know my divorce has humbled me, candidly for a little while I thought it was going to be the end of me.  To my own surprise I found that I'm stronger than I thought I was.  I am sorry that I failed as a husband, or at the very least I'm sorry for my failings as a husband.  I am not sorry that Tonya and I are done though.  My life had reached a logical dead end with Tonya.  There was obviously nothing more for our adventure, just more of the same.  It was time to end it and the nicest thing I can say about it is that Tonya led me to Carrie.  Carrie is just fantastic, we had a blast.  No, it wasn't perfect, we learned a lot on this trip about what worked and what didn't and how to keep all of us happy

We're taking the lessons we learned in 2012 and putting them to use in 2013.  I can't wait to show you the pictures :-)