My family and I have been coming to the Great Smoky Mountains for about the past decade. We actually found it by “accident.” We were originally supposed to go to Las Vegas with the family that year as my maternal grandparents were in Arizona at the time, so that was one of the closest destinations to them.
Fast forward ten years and we’ve returned every year since. We have actually begun coming up for Thanksgiving, too, so that’s two times per year in this wonderful landscape that has become my heart’s home.
I look forward to coming here every year. I actually liked it so much that I thought about making the backdrop of my business cards a picture of the sunset that I took here off the balcony of our timeshare. When I look at it, I’m immediately brought back to wonderful memories of our times in the Smoky Mountains: going to Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg to our wonderful friend’s show; going to Country Tonite to hear wonderful music from yesteryear, among other adventures.
Every year, I am captivated by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and, although we are in a different space this time than we have been the past ten, I am blessed to still be able to see the beauty that is the Great Smoky Mountains.
Below are two pictures of the sunset that I took while on the balcony of our room in our timeshare back in 2015. I love how the rays are shining through in the top picture!