|Kelly (George's daughter), George and me --on a bitterly cold Christmas Day morning (22 degrees) in the Elkmont area of the Smokies (12/25/17)|
SO---we spent several days in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains... Kelly had never been to this area ---so George and I enjoyed showing off some of our favorite areas of the Smokies... She is a photographer (like her Dad) ---so we of course took her to places where we love to take photos... She seemed to enjoy herself --and I hope she was able to find some PEACE and JOY in 'our' mountains.
Today and next Monday, I will share two posts from our little Christmas Vacation... Hope you enjoy the pictures....
|Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee on 12/24/17 (People-people-people-Traffic-traffic-traffic); But the Christmas lights were pretty and festive!!!!|
|We visited Patriot Park (12/26/17). It was great seeing all of the patriotic light displays.... Recognize this one? I'll bet you do!!!!!|
|SNOW on Christmas Day in the mountains (12/25/17); We didn't get much snow at all where we were --but the road (441) across the mountain was closed for 2 days while we were there due to ice and snow...|
|Along Little River Road (between Gatlinburg and Cades Cove), we stopped at the SINKS.... Since we had had a lot of rain recently, the water in all of the creeks and rivers was really flowing... SO pretty. (12/24/17)|
|I love this picture of my Sweetheart, taken in the Elkmont area on 12/25/17.|
|One of my favorite places in the Smokies is the Greenbriar area. We visited there on 12/27/17. This is a picture taken in the Greenbriar area. I love the big rocks and boulders in this area. The flowing water was beautiful.|
|Besides taking pictures of the flowing water, all of us enjoyed taking pictures of the ICE. This was taken in the Greenbriar area on 12/27/17.....|
|Taken in the Greenbriar area, George took this picture of some silly 'tree-hugger'..... 12/27/17|
|THEN---after each long day out in the cold (did I say COLD???) weather (Brrrrrrrr), it felt good coming back to our motel room and enjoy a roaring wood-fire in the fireplace.|