Skip to main content

Townsend, Tennessee Casita Rally





Back in April we had a Casita rally to go to in Townsend, Tennessee, we stay at a gorgeous KOA campground "Townsend - Great Smokies". It was in a great location, not to far from Cades Cove, The Tail of the Dragon, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park & so many other great must see sights.  Great folks there. The shots are from the pot luck dinner we did have ...all sorts of yummy-ies were there. The folks were super creative a veggie pepper train and the pies have little Casitas ...if you can get in there and see them, a bit small ... hope they show up there??! If you have ever been to a pot luck what have you taken to share? Would love some advice as to what you bring? You always wanna bring something that folks will enjoy and will eat, ya know??! I took homemade cookies, & I was for sure that folks would love them, but you know they didn't? Funny thing is, I have taken them to other events and folks eat them up like they are made of something extra special??! So I didn't know what to think!??!?We had lots of leftovers, kind of heart my feelings. Oh well ... life goes on. Thank you for stopping by. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Comments

eileeninmd said…
Hello, the pies look yummy. I see the little casita's. Sounds like a fun event. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!
What beautiful and yummy-looking food! I just love the creativity. Bet you had a great time.
Ruth Hiebert said…
Oh that food looks so attractive. We have a monthly potluck at my church and I usually bring either a salad, nothing super fancy, or some easy to make dessert.Usually I go home with an empty container and that is how I like it.
George said…
Townsend is our favorite way to get to Smokies. I'll bet your cookies were delicious -- I know I would have definitely had one (or more) if I were there!
Missy George said…
Pie looks yummy as do the veggies...Looks like a fun event!! Have a good week..
William Kendall said…
Those pies look tasty!
Rose said…
Sometimes it just depends on the people. For instance, my daughter used to would not touch the dish where you cut up tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, cucumber, bell pepper, etc and cover with Italian dressing....but I have taken it to a baby shower and also fixed it for wedding shower and it was every bite eaten. However, when we have our family picnic, only me, my brother and his wife like it!

The one thing I take that is always eaten no matter where I take it is the 'pudding cake.' First layer in a 9 x 13 pan...soften 1 1/2 stick of butter. (it works best if left setting out to soften, and not softened in microwave.) Add 1 1/2 cups flour and mix. Spread on the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan and bake in 350ยบ oven. Let it cool completely....and in the meantime, have 12 oz of creme cheese setting out getting soft. If I am going to make it of the evening, I will try to think and set everything out in the morn, and bake the bottom layer as soon as I can.

The next layer is 12 ounces of creme cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 6-8 ounces of cool whip.m(Cool whip needs to have been in fridge, not freezer for a few hours) Mix until well blended. Spread on the bottom layer.

Next take 3 boxes of INSTANT pudding...our favorites are lemon or chocolate....Roger like butterscotch but I don't. Anyway, mix with 4 cups milk...I mix for 2 minutes. Pour and spread this on the creme cheese layer. Spread out evenly. I always put cover on and let set in fridge for a while, and then I take cool whip and use it as if frosting on a cake. I have never had anyone that didn't like it. I seldom bring home more than a piece or two and sometimes not that.

My daughers are 35-37 and it has been their birthday cake since they were young....

Popular posts from this blog

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

"Loretta Lynn's Ranch", 8000 Highway 13 South, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee 37078. I have always loved Loretta Lynn's country style music. She is just a legend ...so I knew when the hubby suggested we stay in her campground, I was super excited. I assumed that when you would be staying at her campground, it would sort of be included in the stay price to see all her treasures and tours. Nope, to see anything of the museum or anything else, you would have to pay even more to see her home, museum or bus, etc. WHAT??!! So we walked around and saw what we could see for free, then headed to the campground. I am a very experienced camper ... I have stayed at really pricey campgrounds and very cheap campgrounds ... so we have been there done that, kind situation. So the price we paid I would have thought the campground would have been in better condition. & it was such a letdown that it was not that great. 
VERY SAD FACE. : (
These shots are great & they were FREE to s…

Point Lookout State Park, Maryland & area lighthouses

Where we stayed: Point Lookout State Park, Maryland

Fort Lincoln, located within Point Lookout State Park. The only original part that is still at the location is the white barrier wall, all buildings are new, I guess the weather and winds are rough on fort. 

Here is a vlog from that day of the sunset view from the state park & a coastline view from Fort Lincoln. I can so see why the fort was so in needs of repair, the winds there are so violent.



Drum Point Lighthouse



Piney Point Lighthouse & Museum


Point Lookout Lighthouse

Cove Point Lighthouse
I will say that Maryland has pretty tough lighthouses to get to up close, usually you can get better shots, instead of through fences and all that jazz, but at least you can sort of see them? RIGHT??! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Enjoy these views. Plan a trip soon, such a gorgeous area of Maryland. Beth  ( :

Grayson Highlands State Park & VA Creep Trail, Virginia

I was going to do 2 separate posts for this camping trip but it was only very quick weekend trip back in July of this year. Enjoy the vlogs from that day. We had a ball, such a great trip!!
1st part was our hike on Wilburn Ridge. 2nd day was our bike trip on the VA Creeper Trail. I think one of the most uncomfortable parts of the trip is riding in a huge van with people you have not a clue who they are... you just know that you are going to all be riding the trail. They van you up the mtn & you bike back to Damascus, VA. It is a 17 mile bike trip. Very easy. Not too much work at all.
One of our favorite state parks to camp at in VA is "Grayson Highlands State Park". We love this area 'cause you have the opportunity to bike the "Virginia Creeper Trail". Yes, we did make another hike adventure to "Wilburn Ridge". If you click each those names it will take you to our previous trip back in 2015. We took this trip in July of this year. What we love ab…