Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JUNE!!!! Enjoy a group of one of my favorite Day Lilies in our yard. Meet "INDIAN GIVER".

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas in the Smokies

Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville all work hard to have the BEST Christmas decorations in the entire universe!!!!!! In December of 2007, we went to Pigeon Forge with our good friends, Judy and Charlie, to have dinner at the Ole Mill Restaurant and then to walk around Patriotic Park to see their Christmas decorations.

Here are some pictures from that wonderfully cold evening. Above is the theme of the decorations in Patriotic Park, "From Sea to Shining Sea". Below are more pictures.

These are are wonderful friends, Judy and Charlie, standing at the Patriot Park sign.

This was my favorite display. It is the Liberty Bell (including crack) and the American Flag... Breath-taking---what someone can do with lights!

Bet you can guess what this bridge is!!!??? Of course, it is the Golden Gate bridge.

Isn't this a neat display of a riverboat? These light displays were even better---seeing them in person.

The lights showed up better, the darker it got... I love this plantation house with the big trees in the yard.

Finally, here is a picture of George and me at the Patriot Park sign.

If you ever get a chance to visit the Smokies at Christmastime, you would LOVE it. The lights at Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are phenomenal. And a visit to Dollywood is great also!!!!! Come to TENNESSEE!!!! We'd love to have you!

WELL---I'm sure you won't be surprised to know that George and I are headed out today on another weekend of hiking and 'waterfalling'.. This time we are going to the Brevard, NC area. This was our only free weekend in December---so, even though the next couple of days are supposed to be VERY cold here, we're OFF to see what we can see. I'll blog again on Monday morning.

Hope all of you have a fabulous week/weekend. Enjoy the blessings of Christmas and don't get STRESSED!!!!!