Down Memory Lane: The Smokies in the Spring

My Beautiful Bride is a mountain girl at heart and is one reason she moved to Tennessee from Texas back in 2000.  (I’m glad she did!).  In May, 2001, we visited the Great Smoky Mountains for the first time.  Betsy had been there many times before, but I had only driven through it once.

We spent a weekend exploring Cades Cove, Little River Road and Newfound Gap.  We also added a waterfall — Meigs Falls — to the collection we had just started.  We were even able to experience some good mountain music at the lodge at which we stayed.

We’ve been back to the Smokies many times since then — it’s much more convenient to get there now that we live in the Glade.  But this first trip in May, 2001, was — and still is — very special.

To see these pictures and others, click HERE.

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15 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: The Smokies in the Spring”

  1. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: A move that was destined by God.

  2. Neal Says:

    Even though I grew up within 6-70 miles of the Smokies I had never been there until I moved to IN. I love the old mill at Cades Cove. Of course, I love any mill because seeing them always takes me back to when I was a kid and we took corn to get it ground into meal.

  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Well, Betsy looks georgous in this picture, and I love the mill and the cove.

  4. Susie Says:

    I love that place. Not sure when we will get back there for a visit. So I guess I’ll just have to enjoy ya’lls pics until we do!

  5. Karin Says:

    Oh what beautiful pictures! Love that mill! Betsy looks lovely and so relaxed and in love!!!!!

  6. bertN Says:

    I’ve never been to the Great Smoky Mountains but your write-up made me want to visit and soon. When is the best time of the year to do this?

  7. busy bee suz Says:

    Hard to imagine you two living anywhere else…sweet photo collage.

  8. Sandra Says:

    I am also a mountain girl at heart and truly miss them a lot. no mountains in florida

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Beautiful shot with all the wonderful memories. A great place to be. MB

  10. Kathy Ariano Says:

    I’m by nature a beach girl, but mountains do thrill me!

  11. Rose Says:

    I would love to be in the Smokies just once when snow is on the ground…but it is beautiful any time.

  12. happyone Says:

    It always makes me smile when you call Besty, “my beautiful bride.”
    That is just so nice!!

  13. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    I have a feeling that you and Betsy know how to make each trip special.

  14. Tricia Says:

    Those are really beautiful shots, George, but I love the one of Betsy at Cades Cove!!!

  15. Mildred Says:

    Don’t you love being able to re-visit a place which holds special memories? Wonderful, fun pictures as always George.

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