Friday, February 19, 2010

One last look back...


Larry and I last night at Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Miracle Theater.  It was awesome!   We had dinner at the Applewood Restaurant and yum, was it ever good!  Then we had some time before the show so we went to a book outlet nearby where they had amazing sales.  We were having the time of our lives in there...bestselling (recent) titles for $3 and $5 each.  No kidding!  We ran out of time so I want to stop there on the way out today.   I get so engrossed in what I'm doing in a bookstore it's like I'm in a trance.   I have a love affair with books...just can't have enough of them.


The cabin we stayed in ~ A Bear Encounter.  I would highly recommend it ~ it's an absolutely beautiful cabin, and rated "5 stars" online.  I would definitely want to return.  In fact, sometime we'd like to come back and bring any of our kids who are able to come.  We may bring a shovel and some salt next time if we're coming in the wintertime!   :) 

 

The infamous "hill"!  When we arrived there were no tire tracks and it was just one big sheet of ice.  On the other side of this is a HUGE drop.   It's beautiful but could be dangerous.

 
A view from the bottom of the hill

The cabin from a little further away. 


  I like to take photos like this up close ~ certain things just get my attention and this was one .  

 
I got outside alongside the road on our way to downtown Gatlinburg to take this photo.  

Downtown Gatlinburg ~ we like walking along the street and shopping at the many places here.  I go in stores I'm not even particularly interested in sometimes, just to get warm for a minute or two.  Larry reminds me of just how much I've gotten used to Florida life.  My blood has thinned like everyone's does when they move there, and I just can't take standing out in the cold for any length of time anymore.

We say farewell to Gatlinburg and "A Bear Encounter" this morning to head back to Tampa.  We will stay overnight somewhere and take our time.  We are savoring each moment.   It has been a wonderful  time away.  Thank you, Celebration Church for making it possible! 


2 comments:

Michael Gibson said...

I think the Shrodes and Gibsons should plan a trip to Gatlinburg, together! :)

Deanna said...

Sounds good to me. :)