Monday, April 6, 2015

My First Day Trip after Knee Surgery- Jan. 19, 2015

 Here's a post I didn't get published in January!!!!!  See that picture????  That is ONE happy girl!!!!!   On January 8, 2015,  I had Knee Surgery... George was FANTASTIC to me all through this very painful ordeal (which began on Nov. 21, 2014)...  SO --after my surgery,  he knew that I 'needed' to get out in the sunshine for a few hours!!!!  He was thinking of a place where he could take me where I could see lots of beauty without having to do a lot of walking....  SO----guess where he chose?????  CADES COVE in the Smokies!!!!!!  Perfect,  don't you think?

It was a PERFECT Day Trip (January 19, 2015---11 days after my surgery) ---and I thanked George over and over for choosing Cades Cove... I loved every single minute of my day there.  Today,  I'll share a few pictures with you from my special day. 


When we got into the 'cove'---we stopped and George took a panorama of this beautiful area.



We stopped at the Primitive Baptist Church in Cades Cove and walked around the church and cemetery...  It was the farthest I had walked since surgery--and I did well....

It was a beautiful winter day with temperatures in the 50's...  It felt so good just being in the Smokies!!!!



I took this picture of George as we walked around the cemetery at the Primitive Baptist Church.



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Enjoy these next three pictures I took of Cades Cove on a gorgeous winter day! Click on them for enlargements.






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I'll close showing you two very happy waterfall-lovers on the road to Cades Cove,  Jan. 19, 2015.

Hope you enjoyed our pictures from Cades Cove...  (My good news NOW is that my leg/knee are finally doing GREAT --and I've been able to even do some hiking recently.)

Hope you have a fantastic EASTER... We certainly did... Alleluia--Christ is Risen!

Hugs,

45 comments:

Ms. A said...

I might actually get outside to see something like that. Too bad it's a thousand miles away!

Hope your Easter was wonderful!

Margaret Adamson said...

e is atreasure and you go tover your surgery very well. Beautifil scenery.

diane b said...

Lovely shots of a beautiful place. It is so much fun reading your post and knowing exactly where you are after our visit there. So glad that your knee is better.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, wonderful shots of Cades Cove. I love the last shot of you two.

Have a great day!

Ann said...

That was the perfect trip for you.Great scenery.

From the Kitchen said...

I love the photo of the church! I expect to see Ma, Pa, Mary and Laura coming out the door! A perfect first outing for you.

Best,
Bonnie

linda m said...

That was a perfect place to "test" out the knee. Great pictures. I love Cades Cove. Sometime I would like to go there when it isn't so crowded. Hope you had a very blessed Easter.

Helen said...

glad you knee is better. Beautiful shot as always!

The Furry Gnome said...

So glad you've recovered from that knee surgery. We'll always remember our day in Cade's Cove two years ago. Peaceful place.

Vanessa Morgan said...

These places and pictures are magnificent. Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy Easter Monday.

Out on the prairie said...

L:ovely area. I had fluid taken of my knee and cortisone Friday.

I Am Woody said...

Amazing how good it feels to get outside when you have been trapped in! So glad that knee is better!

Linda Kay said...

Looks like you are getting around very well, Betsy...beautiful mountain pictures.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Wonderful. I haven't been to Cades Cove in many years. It's beautiful. Looks like you had a great time.

Kelly said...

Hi Betsy!
I had time to go "blog-tripping" today. Glad to hear your surgery was a success. It sounds like you're almost back to full strength. It would take a lot to bring you down! Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
hugs,
Kelly

MTWaggin said...

You do indeed look happy and you should! What a lovely place to try out that knee!

George said...

I think we had a perfect day to visit Cades Cove. I'm glad that you enjoyed that trip and I'm very happy we're hiking again.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful!! I am so happy for you and so glad the surgery went well! You look terrific! Such a beautiful place!! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the great news,
Betsy!! Enjoy a beautiful week!!

Judy said...

I can imagine how good it felt to get outside. Someday, I might get to see the area in person. Meanwhile, I am thoroughly enjoying your pictures. Thank you.

David said...

Betsy, George took some terrific photos in Cades Cove. You sure had a beautiful day for your first post-surgery outing. Sounds like you made good progress in short order. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ginny said...

I love the last picture of the two of you! And the sweet little church and the beautiful mountains. But best of all, you are alright now and can walk and hike! YEAH!! Your Betsy signature is REALLY sparkling!

Photo Cache said...

Great to see you had a successful surgery. Continue healing so that you may find more beauty in your world to share with us who could only wish we were there. Regards to George.

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Betsy said...

Lovely pictures of the Cove and of you and George. I just love seeing the happiness on both of your faces. That you are in love is very evident.
Blessings,
Betsy

Carol Z said...

So glad to see you out and about and hiking. Go, Betsy! Always enjoy your beautiful pictures.

Terri D said...

Such beauty!! Thanks for sharing.

Happyone said...

Looked like a perfect day and love all the photos. : )

Ruth Hiebert said...

You certainly had a perfect day to be out there. I am most happy to hear that the knee is doing so much better.

carolina nana said...

Hope you and George had a wonderful Easter Betsy. So glad your knee has healed so well and you are on the "hiking trail" again.
Blessings
Marilyn

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy! I'm so glad to hear that your knee has healed well for you. I hope you had a nice Easter.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful area. I am so glad you are having a wonderful recovery.
MB

ladyfi said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! What great shots of those blue skies.

Judy said...

That's a happy smile! Congrats on your recovery from your knee surgery and that you're back to doing most of what you love :-) The views are fantastic, it sounds like a great trip.

DeniseinVA said...

I love the look of Cades Cove. You had some beautiful weather and your photos are fabulous. Glad to hear your knee is feeling a whole lot better.

Chris Rohrer said...

I am so Betsy you are back in business again. I know how much getting back in the swing of things means to you. Your countryside photos are beautiful. Knee surgery seems to get everyone down for awhile. I've had several friends go through the surgery and they were so happy when they could walk on their own again.

Bill S. said...

Good luck with the new wheel!!!! At our age we need to enjoy as much as we can. Beautiful pictures.

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Wow, glad you recovered quickly after knee surgery. Exposure to a little bit of Sunshine is good for health.
Thanks for this beautiful post and nice pictures !
Have a fabulous week ahead :)
Shared this amazing post through Google plus and twitter.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It is really pretty there. I like the old cemetery.

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Betsy, the header pic on my blog is our Tulips right outside our front door. Thanks for enjoying them.
MB

Our photos said...

That is a beautful place !

Beth said...

Wonderful photos, esp. that lovely one of you and George. I'm so glad you were able to go and have a great time. George is a superb husband.

I will retire June 1. I haven't started counting the days yet.

Shug said...

IT EXCITES ME TO SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PLACES THAT YOU ALL HAVE VISITED. SO MANY GORGEOUS VIEWS. I'M THANKFUL THAT YOU SHARE THEM WITH THE REST OF US... LOVE, LOVE YOUR HEADER...
HUGS TO YOU, BETSY..

Annesphamily said...

You and George share the best photos. Bright and colorful and always my pleasure to stop by to say hello Hugs, Anne

Joy said...

I am glad your knee is foing well now Betsy.
Awesome pictures!

Linda M. Carmean said...

I was so happy that you did well, Betsy! Love the day trip to Cades Cove...one of my favorite -places! You got some great photos. Glad you had such an awesome day and the knee did well! I imagine it's completely well now. By the way, love your tulip header!

amanda | wildly simple said...

What a wonderful special day!
Love that photo of you and George together. :)