Square Dancing, BBQ, Bears, and Chicken

Yes indeed, all those things could have been experienced this weekend if you hung out with me. 😉 Friday night was the annual BCM Barn Party. This year, they invited all the other campus ministries… I don’t know if we were the only other campus ministry there, but all the other people I meet were from the BCM, so the CSC may have been. Anyways it was a lot of fun. Here’s a picture of most of us from the CSC that went.
BCM Barn Party CSC Group
On a side note, the house that it was at was the Acuff residence. Not as in your’s truely, but another set of Acuff’s. And for those of ya’ll that are asking… So are y’all related? I looked it up, and indeed we both decended from this guy named Cain Acuff. Cain Acuff is 9 generations up from me and like 7 generations up from the guy that hosted the barn party.

On Saturday morning, Eric, Brad, and I went to meet Michele in the mountains. The trail we did was Gabe’s Mountain. We meet up at the Maddron Bald trailhead and left Michele’s car parked there. We then drove over in my car to the Cosby Picnic Area and got on the Gabe’s Mountain Trail. It was kind of an eerie day as you can see from the photo. It rained on us for most all the trail. As usual, it was a lot of fun though. On the way to Hen Wallow Falls, there was another group of hikers. They were about 8 total, but they were all split up. One guy had gotten really far ahead of their group. When we caught up to him, he told us that there was a bear up ahead. This would make the 4th bear I have seen, but it was too far off to get a photograph of… dang it! We stopped at campsite 34 for lunch. This is when I didn’t want to see a bear, and thank goodness, I didn’t.
Foggy on Gabe's Mountain

After we got off the trail (at 2:50, 10 minutes ahead of my schedule!), we shuttled back to my car. Eric, Brad, and I then proceeded to the cookout at Caroline Evan’s house. So we would stink up the place, I had already arranged for us to be able to take showers there. Luckily the weather was much nicer at the cookout than it was in the mountains. There was plenty of food and good times. A lot of the time for most people, was spent watching the UT-Bama game. Which was a disappointment to most all of us… except for Caroline Evans and Ann Gupton. Come Iron Bowl day… they’ll have a different look (at least I hope!). 😉Caroline Evans and Ann Gupton after the UT-BAMA game