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The Header Picture was taken on October 10, 2017 at Lake Santeetiah near Robbinsville, North Carolina (as we were leaving the Cherohala Skyway) on a rainy, foggy, damp morning.

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 21st ---Special Day for George and me!!!!!!

Our Special Visits to Fall Creek Falls on APRIL 21st!!!   I picked out the past 5 years' visits for this collage.
Many of you remember,  if you have followed my blog for years,  that it was April 21, 2001 when George took me to Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee.   This is a memorable day for us and our relationship.  Our first dinner date together was March 29,  and we saw each other a few more times between the 29th and April 21... BUT---it was THIS DAY when we really expressed our love for each other... He held my hand for the first time,   and when we were at George Hole in the park,  I got my first KISS from this wonderful man...  Oh My Heart----it was beating hard when I got that kiss-- with so much love and excitement,  and still is today (16 years later)...

If you want some explanation about us,   George had lost his wife to cancer two years before we met. And I had been divorced for almost 20 years --and was married to my job (having NO interest at all in dating again).... Then I took a new job in Tennessee the end of 2000  (George moved there about the same time from South Carolina) and God brought the two of us together in January of 2001... If you want to read more about this,  click HERE  to read a couple of blog posts entitled "My Story"... Scroll down and read the 2nd post first and then go to the top and read the top post.... I think you'll enjoy this if you haven't read it before.

We fell head over heels in love with each other quickly ---and I remember saying to George on our way home from that special date, that I was falling in love with him....  We were married on June 23, 2001...

SO---each year on April 21st,  we go to Fall Creek Falls and re-live that glorious day from 2001.... This year was no exception.... Here are some of the pictures taken THIS YEAR... Hope you enjoy them.


Cane Creek in Fall Creek Falls State Park,  from the Cane Creek Falls Overlook



Saw a bunch of these pretty little wildflowers;  Anyone know what this one is?



Cane Creek Cascades;   LOTS of water coming over the falls on this day!



From the brink of the falls;  Love all of the whitecaps in the water;  SO much water and the sound was deafening;  



George loved taking pictures of all of this water!!!!!   See the swinging bridge above?????  Wanna cross it???? (I did it ONCE and that was enough for me!!!! ha)



Beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park;  This is a huge park with lots of hiking, waterfalls, camping, fishing, etc. etc. etc...  This picture was taken when we were at the Fall Creek Falls Overlook.



Me and all of my 'hiking' garb!!!  We took a short hike before heading to the gorge area.



Coon Creek (along our hiking trail) usually doesn't have this much water!



More of gorgeous Fall Creek Falls State Park;  This was taken at the Buzzard Roost Overlook.  SO pretty!!



A HAPPY LADY enjoying the overlook at Buzzard's Roost!!!



Here's another collage showing some of our pictures together taken on April 21, 2017!!!!!  (You can see that I DID get my kiss at George Hole  this year too!!!!!  YEAH!)

Hope you enjoyed seeing THIS year's pictures from that special special day!!!!!  Here's another Blog Post  (click HERE)   which you may want to see (written in 2014) showing pictures of us taken in previous years on this day.  It has been a fantastic 16 years ---and I hope we will be celebrating for many, many more...

Have a wonderful week, my Friends.

Hugs,

37 comments:

Andrea said...

This is a very endearing post! I didn't know those facts despite my constant following of your posts, but i will not forget that of all people i've seen in blogposts you are the pair who always have uniform shirts when on pleasure trips. I love your story, and i love the photos of course.

By the way, you still look very young and love those beautiful legs, hehe.

Ann said...

It's heartwarming to hear the story of Betsy and George :) You two have got to be the perfect couple.
Glad you got your kiss again this year

Jacqueline said...


I love those pictures. I do not know your story so I am off to read it now :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you and George have a lovely story and history together.
The photos are beautiful, I enjoyed our visit to that park. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Marcia said...

Lovely spot and lovely memories.

George said...

You did a wonderful job sharing our special day together. Thanks for making it (and every day) so very special.

linda m said...

Your "Love Story" is one for the books. Thank you for sharing your memories of it with us. Happy First Kiss Anniversary!

David said...

Betsy, Great love story and a terrific ongoing relationship! Photos are fantastic as usual. April 20th was our big day...39 years from our first date. It was a blind date and it appears to have worked our pretty well for us too! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave & Laurie

The Furry Gnome said...

Betsy, what a wonderful story, so inspiring! Went back and read the earlier ones too. Now I know why you have such a positive attitude. I'm completely intigued. Take care.

Betsy said...

Betsy, you and George are an inspiration to me. What a lovely picture of what God can do in a marriage. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings,
"The other Betsy"

Delores Parks said...

Oh, my goodness! Don't know where to start! Love your pictures, Betsy! I didn't know your story regarding you and George and what a story!!! Started reading it and realized I had to leave for an appointment so I was eager to read the rest of the story when I returned. GOD is great and the way he moves in our lives is amazing! God bless you for acknowledging Him. It is just wonderful that you and George are healthy and can get out and enjoy His creation. Keep the pictures coming. Our south central PA area is bursting with spectacular scenes of color from flowering trees and spring flowers.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a special post! Betsy, you are both so blessed to have found each other, and know for sure your absolute perfect mate! Thanks to God for that! I don't know if I know any couple who is so romantic after so many years!! LOVE all the beautiful pictures, but the best by far is your last collage from this year! You are SO teeny tiny!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I smile as I look at the pictures and read your words.It is so wonderful to know that two people are so in love.Keep on loving and having fun. The pretty little flower you showed is a wild columbine. They are so cute.

Connie said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy! I think it is so wonderful that you celebrate this special anniversary every year.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Forgot to tell you...your pink and yellow wildflower...I do believe it is a Columbine! We have them here.

SweetMarie said...

you two have one of the sweetest love stories of all. :)
hugs & love,
Marie

Betsy said...

Such a wonderful story. You and George ARE soulmates and the good Lord knew what he was doing when he brought you two together. You both are such a sweet couple and God has blessed the both of you so much.
It was sort of this way with Steve and, I was in no way looking for another relationship. He was in between jobs and moving here to Va. He and I met at our place of employment. I felt that God brought him here for a reason and my life has been so much more happier ever since.
Love seeing all of these beautiful places you and George visit.
betsy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful and inspiring story. It's so much fun to be married to someone you really enjoy spending time with! It's a special love...that's for sure! And how nice to go back and celebrate at this gorgeous spot. I remember the Columbine that grows in the mts too! Hugs, Diane

Arkansas Patti said...

You two set the romance bar so high. Most guys have trouble remembering their wedding anniversary, George remembers the day you fell in love. Wow. Such a beautiful place to relive the day.
Love your Cubby tee shirts.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a sweet post dear Betsy! Love the photos of this special place of yours and of your two happy faces.

FlowerLady

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Wishing you both a belated happy first-kiss anniversary. Love the story and all the beautiful photos and memories.

Latane Barton said...

Such a sweet story, Betsy. So glad you two found each other.

Lowcarb team member said...

Joy of joys, what a wonderful post.
Always good to see you and George's happy smiling faces.
The scenery is quite wonderful too.

I am so pleased you too found each other.

God bless

All the best Jan

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Keep celebrating those special dates!

Nora said...

Thanks for sharing your story! How wonderful the two of you are and the photos are great also!

Linda P said...

A lovely post. It's good to celebrate these blessings in such a beautiful spot. My husband and I also celebrate our first meeting every year (in March) - very special. God bless you and George.

Lady Fi said...

What a wonderful love story!

Jeevan said...

Greeting on the occasion of falling in love and its really sweet remembering the day and moment with each passing year. Beautiful photos from the fall creek and pretty nice flow in the falls, and I also loved the natural views

Shug said...

I love your special story....I love you two....and I think your love for one another shows in every way....

Rose said...

I have always enjoyed hearing your story...it is such a happy story. and I have had others read it...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Betsy, it's so good to see you two looking so happy! I hope you get to celebrate many, many more years of happiness. We were driving to Branson on the 21st for a little getaway. I was needing my Branson fix! :) It was so nice but I'm always glad, too, to get back home. Take care and enjoy your week! Hugs, Cheryl

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, the lovely hanging flower you asked about is a columbine. It enjoys shade and is often found in the woods.

What a lovely anniversary and celebration of your love for one another.

You truly are a gift to one another from the Universe.

Peace.

Pat Tillett said...

You two have such a great and heartwarming story. I'm so happy for you both, and looking forward to many more "April 21st" photos in the coming years.

Rue said...

Hi Betsy :)

I followed your comment from Cheryl's blog (The Farmer's Daughter) and I'm glad I did. I read this post and the post about how you met and it truly filled me with joy. I don't know you two, but I'm happy that you found each other.

Have a beautiful rest of your day!
rue

Linda Gross said...

George Hole ... George. Can you believe it took me all these years to connect the dots that George took you to George Hole for your first kiss. Awe...I have heard your love story over and over again but never tire of it. Happy first kiss anniversary!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

You two are one of the very lucky couples who get to enjoy your later years with each other in joy and harmony. Your common intersts and desire to be there for each other shines through your many posts, bless you both. You are very special blogging friends. I always love how you include Buddy and myself in your thoughts over many years. 🤗

Linda said...

I hope you enjoy many more of such anniversaries. Congrats to you two lovers!