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.