Thursday, April 26, 2007

Smoky Mountain...May 26

This is the day which the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This is one of the most beautiful days we have ever had. We slept in, and it was rainy out...a soft day. We got up, read, ate bagles, I drew, and we slowly moved toward exploring. I do wonder what my ancestors from Tennessee and North Carolina would have thought if they had seen us tooling around the mountains in our SUV being guided by GPS on our Dell (yup, we MAC folk do own a Dell to use with my Brother Embroidery Machine and the GPS system).

Raf loved driving quickly around the switch backs. Really fun roads on which to travel!

We wandered around and around and up and down. We saw the most beautiful sights imaginable. The smells of clover were intoxicating. I think it may even have been a better odor than the sea...at least it's close.

Birds were chattering and singing. We moved in and out of the clouds and mist which names the Smoky Mountains.

Tomorrow we are going to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, but I doubt it can surpass the beauty we saw today.

I took photos and some movies. Oh, and there is an absolutely lovely little town called Greeneville, Tennessee, which reminded us so much of Ellicott City, Maryland, for its charm.

And, right in the middle of the Smoky Mountains...we found a coffee house. What a surprise. The photo of the bike is for my arty friends...it was done up in moss, straw, and wire...really neat.

So...here goes our show.




















We'll see you tomorrow. I'm leaving this prayer of thanksgiving with you:

We thank thee, O God, for blessings without number which we have received from thee; chiefly for our creation, preservation and all the blessings of this life; but above all for the Redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for our regeneration by the Holy Ghost, and for our membership in the holy catholic church. Make our hearts more truly thankful. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

13 comments:

smilnsigh said...

You write wonderfully. Even before seeing your pictures, you had drawn lovely word pictures for me.

And then, the photos! Thank you.

Mari-Nanci

Morning Glory said...

The scenery is just breathtaking! I have so enjoyed your pictures and videos on this trip!

Susie said...

What beautiful countryside. Such a treat to hear your voice and accent!
xo

PEA said...

I want to go to Tennessee now!!! I've often heard of the Smoky Mountains and would love to one day be able to go see them for myself. I so enjoyed all your pictures and videos...sounds and looks like you're having a truly wonderful time:-) xoxo

Kelley said...

Thanks so much for the comment at my blog!
You have a wonderful blog!
Wishing you a blessed weekend Ü

Kelli said...

Gorgeous photos! Tennessee may be my favorite state...such a beautiful place!
Kelli

AnastasiaC said...

beautiful stretch of road
such wonderful pics! oh you need plenty of coffee stops!!

Penless Thoughts said...

Hi - Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. I'm bookmarking you. We'll have to compare notes sometimes on RVing!!! We are going to Nova Scotia with another couple in July but this time we are going by car and motel!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Hey, thanks loads for taking me along... I didn't even need to pack a bag! The Smokies are intoxicating, and beckoning, aren't they? Enjoy... prayers continue for your safe travels.

Lisa said...

I have a bell from the Smokey Mountains, a gift from my wonderful grandparents 25 or so years ago. What a wonderful way to share your trip with us! Thank you for taking the time.

Just Mom said...

I want to travel with you now. Beautiful photos -- and writing.

Thanks for popping over to my blog yesterday. I love meeting new people. Stop by any time.

By the way, I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan (both the books and the movies). :-D

Michelle said...

it does sound like you had a beautiful day!

Isabelle said...

Hello from Scotland. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your pictures and I also love the way you spell out "GreenEville". It so appealed to the pedant in me...! One might as well get it right, after all.

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