Trip to Michigan

Today’s photos are shared by in-law Lynne. I’m so lucky that I have wonderful family who share with me their beautiful photos. Thanks!


Lynn and her husband retired to Tennessee from Michigan about 8 years ago. Lynn was raised in Tennessee and they bought a home in the Smoky Mountains.  Several times a year they drive back to Michigan to visit family and friends.  Today’s a few shots from their trip last week.



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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park


When I was 5 years old, my family moved from Mobile, Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico to the mountains of east Tennessee. I was so excited to see mountains. If you have driven through Alabama, you know land around the Gulf is very flat.  I was used to beaches and water not mountains and forests.  That first visit to the Smokies is burned into my memory. My brother and I hung our heads out of the car windows with our mouths open.  We wanted to “taste” clouds as we drove in the mist up to the top of mountains. I returned to the park many times throughout my childhood and into my young adult years.  I love living in Florida now, but my heart beats faster every time I drive the interstate up to Tennessee and see the mountains. Today let’s visit the most visited national park in the United States, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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