11/13/11

Our Lil' Mountain Vacation Story. Through Pictures. ...and a Video.


A few weeks back, Brad and I planned this little last-minute weekend getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Talk about a much-needed vacation... We had such a great time. We rented the cutest cabin in Pigeon Forge with the most AMAZING view ever, ate at some great restaurants there and in Gatlinburg, and just had the best couple of days spending lots of time with each other.
We had such an amazing time that I wanted to share a little vlog we filmed as well as some of our pictures. Mainly because I want to show-off the amazing pictures my new Canon S95 takes. It's seriously amazing. Since the focus is rather loud, I don't film with it, so the vlog was filmed with my same camera I've used for years (for photos and videos), my Sony Cybershot DSC W290. Which I don't recommend for photos. But I'm planning on getting a new video camera soon so wooohooooo!
Anyway, back to the Canon S95... it's awesome.
Here's a little look at our trip!



A few shots of the view from our cabin... Looks like a painting.




We went to the Apple Barn. I hadn't been there in years and Brad had never been. The Applewood Farmhouse restaurant there was delicious.


Oh what a makeshift tripod (sunken river bank and a few rocks) and a camera self-timer can do...

getting cheesy...

aaand even cheesier.


The river there was gorgeous...

We took a drive through the mountains... The next four were taken from the actual car, out the window...lol



Awesome Bear hat.



We brought a picnic up the mountain to this quiet (and very cold) spot...
...which also happened to be labeled as a "bear habitat". Seriously. A bear habitat picnic area.
Awesome.


Brad got creative with the picture-taking.
After taking this, I realized I was standing in poison ivy.
Note: Burn boots.
...next he says "Lets do one on the log."
When I tried to mount the log, things got awkward...
He meant the camera goes on the log.
Obviously... I knew that. :/

"hmmmm.... How to make this small stream slightly dangerous...."

"...stand on a rock." Not super dangerous, but seriously... What is it about guys that makes them want to jump on every rock they see near water?

Yep. More rock standin'. "Which rock to stand on next...hmmm..."

Here is a little vlog filmed during the trip for my second YT channel (my random channel), TiffanyDtv


I guess we'll just go ahead and end on this ridiculousness.
Because Gatlinburg is nothing if but a town that is never short of photo-ops...

69 comments:

  1. love the pics, all are very artistic the 24th one it is very unic, love your hat, very cute

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  2. You and Brad are so cute together!

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  3. Aw i love all your pictures! It looks gorgeous! I've only been to Gatlinburg once years ago..i need to go back! And your "cheesy" pictures could not have been more adorable -- my bf and i do that too! :)

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  4. Such a beautiful area, perfect fall fairytale!

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  5. so cute. i want to go to the smokey mountains now!

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  6. Love the photos. It looks like you two had an awesome time. (btw, I agree about the sony cybershot. I cannot get a decent photo with that camera!)

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  7. Great photos Tiffany, love them! Cheesy they are not! Looks like a beautiful trip.

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  8. You're right, the camera takes awesome pics! Looks like y'all had a great time. Isn't that what weekend trips are for, cute cheesy pics?! xo

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  9. Super adorable! can't wait till the video is posted =) it makes me want to go on a mini getaway!

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  10. Beautiful photos. Such a cute couple :)
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  11. Beautiful pictures! I love the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area, it's where I honeymooned :)

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  12. This "story" was hilarious! I'm so glad you can laugh at yourself! These pictures are very cute and I want your hat. :)

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  13. Looks and sounds like you had a great trip!! I love the Smokey Mountains, it's a quick trip for us so we try to get there at least once per year. So glad to hear you like the Apple Barn bc I LOVE it there! Apple fritters and apple butter... mmmm!

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  14. That makes me miss down there so much! We try to go a couple of times a year, we love it there. The apple barn is one of my fave places to eat!

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  15. Super gorgeous. You & your boyfriend look mega happy and cute together. You're a great photographer. BTW I <3 your bear hat!!

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  16. So cute! Looks like you guys had a blast!

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing! I now want that camera lol I will be putting that on my Christmas list! Beautiful pictures and you and Brad are a beautiful couple!

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  18. Wow, those are some beautiful pictures.
    And that last one is too cute. haha.

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  19. What an amazing place! Would love to know what cabin you stayed at and look into renting one for a little weekend get away with my husband. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Love this place. My husband and I got married there 10 yrs ago. Would love to go back soon.

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  21. This has to be the cutest trip I've seen in a long time!!! You've inspired me!!! *searches google for nearest cabins*

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  22. used to live in TN while my bf was in the military & drove thru the mntns every day to get to work - lovely. :)

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  23. Great pictures! :)
    Your bear hat is really cute.. ;)

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  24. Love the photos!! You and Brad look amazing together, can't wait to see the vlog! :D

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  25. Your hat is so adorable! Where did you get it? The pictures look lovely.

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  26. Love Love Love it Tiffany! You guys are super cute and looks like you had a lot of fun on your Vacay! I know where I want my next vacation to be....imagine that cause I am a warm weather....ocean type of vacationer! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  27. Amazon photos! i to have the s90 ( last version) and it take amazing photos and well worth the price! I agree with you that it does not do well with recording.. I thought they would fix it with s95 but I rather have nice photos than videos =] You and your husband look so cute together, and I love your beanie.

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  28. You look so good!
    Your photos with Brad are amazing)

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  29. Amazing photos! Love the camera =)

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  30. Beautiful photos. You are so pretty Tiffany!

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  31. The pics look great! I love the video, that hat is super cute and I want one, cant wait to see your christmas card with these gorgeous pics! Love all your blogs! Just introduced my sister to u and your blogs!
    Big Fans of You in NY and Colorado!

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  32. Aww, it looks like you both had a great time. All the pictures are gorgeous! I love your bear hat :)

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  33. LOL @ the cheesy shots, they definitely came out like a photographer took them. Looks like the vacay was fun I never been to an outdoorsy type of place but I must say it does look beautiful.

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  34. Enjoyed the pictures! Looks like you both had a great time ...♥

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  36. I live near the Rocky Mountains and they are just that, rocky. TN mountains looks amazing. What resort/cabins did you stay in? I would really love to get out there.

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  37. Wow what a gorgeous scenery! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. I would love to know the name of the resort, and the exact cabin you stayed in...I'm in love!

    You two are really cute :). I showed my husband (we've been married 30 yrs.) your video and he laughed that Brad had put all your stuff in the closet. My husband does the exact same thing...haha.

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  39. Hey Tiffany!!! I love your videos, I'm a big fan! :) Just wanted to say that I think your photos are great. I was just wondering how well does it take when your inside or in low light? I'm thinking about purchasing a camera. Thanks! :)

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  40. Hi Tiffany, I sent an email last week to your business email address and didn’t hear back from you. I will resend it again and in hopes for a returned response.
    Thank you,

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  41. Hi Tiffany, I love your videos. You are so talented and creative! I saw you once at the LA IMATS 2 years ago, but I was too shy to walk up to you to say hi. My daughter really likes your teddy bear hat, would really appreciated it if you can let me know where to get it. I have searched online every where and couldn't find any that is as cute as yours. Many thanks!

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  42. Hahaha! Love the bear photo! Beautiful photos.

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  43. We love the Smokies so we bought two cabins :-) Cant wait to go in March! Love your boots and scenary pics :-)

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  44. You two are so adorable! Looks like you guys had loads of fun. :D

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  45. Great Pics! Glad you had a wonderful time!
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  46. Those beautiful pics make me want to get a fancier camera!! Looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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  47. I looove you jacket! Where did you get it?

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  48. looks like you had fun!!!!
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  49. the pictures did come out so nice! it looks like you had an awesome time! <3

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  50. Hi Tiffany! Looking at ur pix and video made me want to visit the mountains! my hubby wud love it! We're from Texas and we've never been there before so just wanted to ask who you booked thru? Looked up some resorts online but loved the one yall stayed at. Thank you!

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  51. I live about 45 minutes from there and we go up there all the time.... We stay at The Buckberry Creek Lodge and it is wonderful. You need to stay there the next time and tell them the Martins sent you!!

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  52. what a romantic place this is...so peaceful and I wonder if I can fish in that river....:)) by the way your a perfect couple....

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  53. Tiffany where did u get that bear hat?????

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  54. AWESOME!!! such a lucky girl you are...

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  55. Love the pics and captions...super-duper cuteness! :)

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  56. Love the pics and captions...super-duper cuteness! :)

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  57. LOVE this! You guys are adorable <33 love it (:

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