Monday, January 16, 2012
I love Cades Cove during all seasons ---and one of these days, I need to share different photos from each season for you in one blog post... BUT--today, I'll share some WINTER photos taken by us in December, 2011.
The picture above shows the John Oliver cabin in the distance ---along with the mountains in winter AND the beautiful blue sky. Wouldn't you love to have a cabin like this in the mountains somewhere???? I'd LOVE it!!!!!
Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge them!!!!
Have a wonderful day.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Judy and I either are emailing each other ALOT ---or texting each other. We came into Gatlinburg on one end of town and Judy and Charlie came in from the other direction. We were texting each other at that time. This sign is what I saw once we got to town!!!!! Most people have visited Gatlinburg --if you live in this general area. My parents even brought me here MANY MOONS ago --when the 'Burg was a small mountain town. Today, that area has grown like crazy --and many, many tourists visit here during the summer, fall, and on holidays.
Hope you enjoy the photos. Be sure to click on them for enlargements.
Recently, while visiting their son and family in Phoenix, they got to go back to the Grand Canyon in addition to several other national parks. These two collect national park stamps like we collect waterfalls.
Judy and I both have tons of friends ---thanks be to God... But--it's great to have that one person whom you can say ANYTHING to, that you may not say to others... Even though we can disagree, there's a special respect there which is not always the case in relationships.
Thanks, Judy and Charlie, for a great great trip and for your friendship!!!!!
Monday, January 2, 2012
Maybe you are wondering why I am talking about nursery rhymes!!!!!! WELL---when we were with our friends in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on Dec. 11, we drove down an area which featured light displays of some of the popular nursery rhymes... The child in ALL of us came out ---as we looked at these displays. Hope you enjoy seeing some of these nursery rhymes depicted here for you today. Remember to click on the photos for LARGER pictures.
This nursery rhyme is a 3-parter... See if you can figure out which nursery rhyme this one is... Bet you can!!!!!!!
Did you get it??????? I was just so impressed at these displays... The child in me popped out (as you can imagine) ---as we saw these depictions...
OKAY---if you missed any of these three nursery rhymes, here they are....
1. HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE
Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle; The cow jumped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such fun, and the dish ran away with the spoon!!!
2. HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK
Hickory, Dickory, Dock...The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one; The mouse ran down; Hickory, Dickory Dock.
3. HUMPTY DUMPTY
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!!!
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas. AND---I wish for each of you a tremendous 2012....
Happy New Year!!!!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
We did manage to get pictures in areas where we could stop.... Here are some pictures in Pigeon Forge for you to see today.. Click on the pictures for larger shots.
The picture above is a neat little building along the road ---all decorated... We found out when we got home that this is the front of a big Holiday Inn in Pigeon Forge...
These next three pictures are neat since they all go together... These were taken at Patriot Park and show an EAGLE in motion.... The first one shows the eagle taking off. The second one shows the eagle picking up a fish for lunch... AND the third one shows the eagle in flight as he leaves with the fish.... Look at all three of them in sequence...
Have a wonderful day --and I pray that you have all of your shopping done and are now relaxing and able to enjoy the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Monday, December 19, 2011
The picture above shows a great depiction of the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima by our MARINES. To the left is an ARMY tank.
Hope you enjoyed our photos from Patriot Park this year.... God Bless AMERICA and God Bless our TROOPS.
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Before dinner, Charlie drove us through Gatlinburg ---but we didn't get any pictures then. BUT--my Sweetheart later (after we got back to the room) walked back down toward town and took a bunch of great photos... Hope you enjoy seeing some of Gatlinburg all lit up for the season!!!! In the picture above, you can see the Space Needle sticking up in the distance... Anyone who has ever spent time in the 'burg has been to or seen the Space Needle. Click on the pictures to enlarge them...
Want to take a walk through the lights????
I have many more pictures to show you ---but that will be next week. There were fabulous pictures in Pigeon Forge and we walked around Patriot Park and took patriotic pictures... SO---that will be next week. Hope you enjoyed some pictures from Gatlinburg today.
Have a wonderful weekend --and I'll see you on Monday.