The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina were smokier than usual with all the fires burning in the area when we arrived but the beauty of fall in the mountains was abundant! Once you battle your way through the bumper to bumper tourist traffic in Gatlinburg, you burst into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a peaceful awe settles over you. It is worth all the traffic….. Continue reading

Awesome Oldest US Botanical Garden

We never pass up the opportunity to walk through an arboretum or botanical garden, especially when it is the oldest in the United States! The Missouri Botanical Garden is the most AWESOME one we have ever seen! You could spend hours walking this amazing park like setting. And then you could come back again and again to be inspired, relaxed and entertained! Continue reading