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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Road Trip...Smokey Mountain Nation Park

 This was our second trip to Smokey Mountain Mountain National Park and it continues to be one of my favorite places to visit.

 The Little Pigeon River runs through the park and is a big part of what makes this area so beautiful.

Of course the trees aren't so bad either.  :)




Here is a little video to help you get a feel for the serenity of the river.

 The woods here are so beautiful and full of the sounds of birds and squirrels.
Rocky was especially interested in the squirrels! :)

Unfortunately, this was the only trail dogs were are allowed on, so Rocky and Jasmine had to stay in the car when we went for walks in the woods.

 The Smokies did not disappoint when it came to gorgeous Fall color either. In fact, one of the things I noticed was the addition of a lot more reds once we entered Tennessee.


I must have looked like a kid a Christmastime as as I soaked it all in!!


I'll leave you with  a little sample of what the drive through the park was like...






27 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love the Smokies! Beautiful place!~Hugs, Patti

Debbie's Garden said...

I'm going to Pigeon Forge in 2 weeks!! Rented a cabin with a beautiful view and hot tub. I need a few days of quiet and beauty.

Joani said...

Beautiful. You are showing me part of a country I'll probably never get to see in my lifetime. Thank you for sharing.

iSavortheWeekend said...

Absolutely beautiful! God's handiwork. We live in Virginia and my neighborhood looks like those pictures. My favorite time of the year :) Looks like you had a wonderful time, we were there a couple of summers ago and can't wait to go back.

Valery said...

Wow those fall colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing those special pics... it looks beautiful there!

janice15 said...

Just beautiful...the colors are wonderful..reminds me of where my grandma lived when I was young..in a cabin...ty..Janice

Elaine said...

This was a favorite spot for my husband and I . My sister does not live far from this beautiful area.

Teresa said...

Postcard pictures--for sure!

Charlene said...

Soooooooooo pretty! I so wish we had fall colors. Thank you for sharing with us. And what a bummer the furry kids couldn't walk on the trails with you! What are they afraid of? Like the wild animals aren't out there doing "animal things"???? Poor babies. Have fun!

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the videos that really gave me a feel for what it was like. Here in Kansas we have to search high and low for that kind of beauty!

FOUR ALL SEASONS said...

So beautiful! I love to visit the Smokies! it is so pretty all year long, but so pretty in the fall! Thanks for sharing with us!

Shirley said...

Hi Karen, Your pictures are awesome and it is my favorite time of the year. All of the beautiful colors. We took a mini vacation to Branson, Mo. and loved the fall color. We won't get to take a drive this weekend to see our area color, just have to much going on. I will be looking forward to seeing more pictures of your trip. Thank you for sharing. Your Missouri Friend.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Your photographs are breathtaking Karen, what a lovely trip to soak up and enjoy! Hugs and I'm so glad you are having a great time! Marilou

margits bastelstube said...

hi karen,
what beautiful pictures, what beautiful country!
many greetings from austria
margit

Cindy Craine said...

Just beautiful my girl! I miss not talking to you, I have so much to share but I know this is a special time with hubby and the pooches. Love the photo with hubby and Rocky, classic!!!! That's one I would frame in B&W. All the photos are just gorgeous I hope you make a memory book of some kind! Miss ya-xoxoxo-cin

Gail said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. I especially loved hearing the sound of the river. So soothing.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I loved being with you an you nature trib. John and I were up in the Mountains yesterday. So very peaceful and calm. I still can't down load my pics, I think I need to get a new camera.

big hug
cindy@stitches

Angela Bell said...

Great Posts,I am enjoing your road trip,What gorgeous countryside and Autumnal colours.

vicki said...

Hi Karen- you certainly arrived in the mountains in peak foilage time!! Your photos are gorgeous- as only you could do! I'm loving getting to tag along on your amazing trip!
Vicki

toves sammensurium said...

wow.where do I start?I was about to start with your beautiful pictures,but I have to tell you I love your blog design so much too!!Not like everyone elses:)))))
And october perfect!!!!
Back to your pictures...surrolundings out of a fairytale,not unlike where I live actually.You reminded me to get out and take my three afghan hounds with me,it's such a stunning autumn day here in Norway,and the temperature is late sumer...last week the grass was white in the mornings.
tove:)

Deborah said...

I always love your post, but this one was like being home. We live outside Nashville and my parents have a place in Townsend, outside Cades Code. I've linked my last trip there. It was a sentimental journey for me. My dad is up there now. I love the fall colors and the sounds. So peaceful.

http://holycamp09.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/off-the-beaten-path/

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhh...so very pretty!!1 I was just in Asheville last week and had such a good time soaking up all the beauty!

Blessings,
Linda

Me said...

Yep,Neat post,bravo

Mary said...

The park is one of the most beautiful in the country and your pictures capture it perfectly. I always enjoy the time I spend here. You've created a great spot for readers to visit and you manage to keep me coming back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Campbell Kids said...

You're making this Tennessee girl homesick! The Pacific Northwest is beautiful but there's no place like the South...

Blessings,
Dianne
www.mysouthernheart.com

Lynn said...

Hi Karen, We just came home from 3 and half weeks in NC and TN. You are so right, TN does have more reds. I noticed that too. Being a Yankee from the NE, it takes me awhile to appreciate all the gold/orangy/yellows with only touches of reds here and there. We so love the mountains of NC and TN. Your photos are so great! I have not even started back to blogging until Monday. Just hopping around visiting friends. Blessings,
Lynn

raioX - da Tin said...

It's so beautiful place, really wonderful colors!
Nice pics , nice dogs ( Jasmine is lovely) and nice blog!

greetings from Brazil

Cintia ( Tin ) Fumagalli

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