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I like to think of myself as a realist who doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but sometimes fairy tales do happen and come true.
Once upon a time I asked a beautiful, blonde preacher to go to Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee with me on April 21, 2001. We had gone out a couple of times before that day, but this was our first ‘big’ date.
When we got to the park we drove to the lodge and walked along the lake for a while. That’s where I took the picture above. When I took that picture I was thinking how lucky I was to be out with such a beautiful woman.
After talking at the lake for a while, we visited the waterfalls which give the park its name. There wasn’t a great deal of water going over Fall Creek Falls (on the left in the picture above), but we both thought it was very beautiful. Fall Creek Falls and Coon Creek Falls (on the right in the picture above) were the first two waterfalls we saw together.
Fall Creek Falls State Park contains five major waterfalls and we saw all of them. By the time we got to Cane Creek Cascade we were holding hands (Yeah!). It wasn’t too much later that I got my first kiss. (Double Yeah!!!)
Now you know how our waterfall ‘collection’ got started. Since that wonderful day we have visited over 450 different waterfalls. We’re still visiting waterfalls, Betsy is still beautiful, and we’re still holding hands.
NOT The End.