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Monday, May 6, 2019

What is Special about APRIL 21??????

Two people still in love after 18 years!!!!  (Photo taken on 4/22/19)
WELL--- for George and me,  April 21, 2001 at Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee was the date that we professed our love for each other.  We had only been dating less than a month but for us, we both knew that God had put us together since we both moved to Tennessee for new jobs in December of 2000.  On that special day,  I got my first kiss,   he held my hand for the first time,  and we both said that we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives...  Fall Creek Falls is also where our interest in searching for WATERFALLS began.

Almost every year, since 2001,  we make the short trip on (or near) April 21 ---and relive those special memories.... After our marriage in June of 2001,  we have truly been inseparable (except when George had to go to Ireland for several days on a business trip)....   That was a very long week for me since I missed him so much.

The greatest part of this special love between two people who were 59 years old,  is that our love has never wavered ---and continues to grow more and more with each passing year.... Thanks be to God.

If you would like to read a couple of blog posts I wrote about our love,  how it all began,  etc. --CLICK  here for Post I   and then CLICK here for Part II.... Many of you have read these since you have followed me for a long time!!!!!   THANK YOU....

This year,  we went to Fall Creek Falls on April 22  (since April 21 was Easter Sunday).   Again,  as we always have done,  we retraced our steps taking pictures along the way... SO--today I'll share some of the pictures from that awesome day at Fall Creek Falls... Hope you enjoy reliving that special day with us today 18 years later!!


Looking down at Cane Creek Falls on 4/22/19  from the new overlook they built this year;  
I love the RAINBOW... See it?



My Sweetheart at the new overlook at Cane Creek Falls --4/22/19



Rockhouse Falls,  at Fall Creek Falls State Park, 4/22/19



Such a gorgeous place just to sit and relive the past 18 years with my Sweetheart  (taken on 4/22/19)



Beautiful Fall Creek Falls State Park on a gorgeous Spring day (4/22/19)



Beautiful Cane Creek Cascades,  4/22/19



Here she is --sitting again!!!!! ha ha!!! I love sitting on the rocks near Cane Creek Cascades.  (4/22/19)



My view of the creek and the Swinging Bridge,  taken on 4/22/19,  from the rocks near Cane Creek Cascades;



Walking toward the overlook at Fall Creek Falls, 4/22/19;  We picked a fantastic day to go there.  It was the day after Easter and there weren't many people in the park,  even though we had a gorgeous, sunny day....  NOTE: I'm not sure we have ever  been to this (the main) overlook in the park without lots of people around.  Amazing!



My Honey-Pie standing at the overlook with views of Fall Creek Falls,  4/22/19;



A view of Fall Creek Falls (left) and Coon Creek Falls  (right) on 4/22/19



He caught me SITTING again... BUT--what an awesome place to enjoy nature...



On April 22--we had almost NO new leaves on our big trees at home yet (we do now).   SO---I was so excited at seeing leaves on the trees at Fall Creek Falls that day, that I just HAD to take a picture of the sun coming through the trees... Isn't that just SO beautiful?



George's favorite area of the park,  named after HIM of course!!!!!! ha;   This is where we were on April 21, 2001--sitting on a blanket in the grass,  when I got my first KISS.....   WOW!!!!   (taken on 4/22/19)



At the George Hole area--where I enjoy searching for birds that live in the rocks along the creek  (4/22/19)



One more picture of a very happy couple,  4/22/19
Hope you enjoyed today's memories..   As you can tell,   this place is so very important to us ---and gets more special with each passing year.

Have an awesome week, my Friends.

Hugs,

31 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Such wonderful memories to share Betsy and gorgeous photographs Thanks.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy,

Cute post. I am glad you and George met. Falls Creek Falls is a great park, hubby and I loved our visit there. The waterfalls are beautiful. Great photos of the falls and you and George! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Ann said...

It is a beautiful place and even more so for you with all the wonderful memories it holds.

Sandi said...

:-)

Wonderful!

True love.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's wonderful to hear your love story and know that you are still so in love and celebrating each and every day! These places are special to me too. I met my sweet hubby in that part of the country when we were in our 40s and we are still very much in love too! Beautiful photos and a lovely post my friend! Hugs to you both!

George said...

you did a great job explaining why Fall Creek Falls is so special to us, and you got some great pictures of our visit this year. I love you!

Dee said...

Aw Betsy, George takes the most beautiful pictures. I absolutely love creeks, mountains and waterfalls. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. How I would love to go on some of those hikes, maybe in the future. I would love to sit on that rock and look at the water flowing under the swinging bridge. Come to think of it that might be good trout fishing.

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful love story Betsy - I am so very happy for the two of you!!

Big Dude said...

It's so great that you found each other. Fine shots of the park as always.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so glad you both made it there again this year! You look so lovely in the sun. I think my favorite (after the ones of you) is the one with the two falls and the little tree in front. Your header is simply GORGEOUS!

linda m said...

I do love hearing about how you and George met and fell in love. God was really smiling on you both that day.

linda m said...

i do love hearing about how you and George met each other and fell in love. God was smiling on you both that day.

linda m said...

You really do have a wonderful love story. God has richly blessed you.

David said...

Hi Betsy, Definitely a memorable date for you and George... the beginning of many happy years together! April is a big month for us as well. My dad was born in April, our son was born on April 10th and both our first date and our wedding took place on April 20th! Love the photos! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ruth Hiebert said...

Not only have I enjoyed the pictures, they are beautiful, but I can feel the love you share with George and that is fantastic. If only all married coupes would take the time to cherish the love they have before one or the other is no longer on this earth.

Betsy said...

I always enjoy hearing about your love story and also seeing your trips that you currently take. You are an inspiration to me Betsy.
Many Blessings,
The "other" Betsy

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful memories and photos. You both are so inspiring. Hope you enjoy your week and Happy Mother's Day!!

Silver Willow said...

congratulations on your true love. Brings a big smile to my face. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

You are one lucky couple!

Linda G. said...

It is wonderful that you can return there year after year and build on your initial memories.

Lady Fi said...

So beautiful!

Linda said...

Oh Betsy, this is so special! Enjoy your years together. You are fortunate.

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful setting!

Rose said...

I always love your guys' story....and yes, I did enjoy this visit.

Happytrails said...

So nice to be able to go back to that area each year and re trace those steps and memories. It has become a very special place for you both...it is nice to have those special places.

Shug said...

Love all these gorgeous places. Sam and I are planning on visiting the NC area sometime this summer. Hopefully, we will be able to visit some of these places.. Thinking of you my sweet friend.

Tanza Erlambang said...

thank you for sharing romantic and beautiful photos...
Have a wonderful day

BeachGypsy said...

Beautiful falls, I love waterfalls and always have. We used to do more hiking....long hikes....up in the mountains of Tennessee and Georgia. Such awesome scenery. In my younger days, I jumped into many an ice cold Tennessee waterfall, and swam in some rivers too. I love all your pretty pictures.

Connie said...

Lovely photos, Betsy! Sweet memories too. Congratulations on the anniversary of this special day for you and George. Happy Mother's Day today too!

Lowcarb team member said...

Dear Betsy
Such a beautiful post … full of love.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories and fabulous photographs.

All the best Jan

Kay said...

Betsy, you and George fill us all with hope and happiness. Sending you love from Hawaii.