We made our annual trip to the Elkmont Campgrounds in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this weekend, to enjoy each other’s company and wait for the late-night appearance of the synchronous fireflies! We got everything set up on Friday and were able to get settled in before the deluge of rain— just absolutley poured for a couple of hours. But then, it cleared up and we were amazed how fast the water ran off. Saturday was the “big dinner” and trip into the woods to wait for the fireflies to appear. while we were waiting to watch the fireflies, we watched the trolleys going by bringing folks up from the Sugarlands Visitors Center. The fireflies usually come out about 9:45, and this year the water on the branches added extra sparkle to their lights. All in all, a perfect weekend.. and our apologies to those who had to wait for a call back from us– there is absolutely NO cell reception in the park!