A Fun Week
A few weeks ago, in November, my husband and I went on a little vacation
to Townsend Tennessee. We usually go to Tennessee every year and take
the horses to trail ride in the mountains. However this year we decided to
leave the horses at home and just enjoy the trip without the extra work of
caring for the them. Rain was in the forecast for this area so leaving them
at home seemed to be the best idea.
We stayed at the Lazy Horse Retreat in a small cozy cabin snuggled in the
foothills of the quiet side of the Smokies. The cabin was located in a
beautiful area away from the busy crowds. Each morning we could look out
and see the mountains breathing a soft mist of morning air. However within
30 minutes or less you could be surrounded by the crowded streets of
Gatlinburg. We’d like to thank Melody for providing us with such an
enjoyable place to stay. We had a great time even if daily showers and drizzle
came our way. I was able to take my oils along with me and enjoyed a little
painting. The food was great. I especially loved eating at the Pancake Pantry in
Gatlinburg. Pancakes are my favorite and they proved to be just as delicious as
always. We wanted to visit the Craftsmen’s Fair at the Convention Center
but sadly to say it ended the day before we arrived. We were able to do a
little shopping and enjoyed finding some new stores in the Arts and
Craftsman’s Community. One day we visited some beautiful spots outside
of Townsend and took some gorgeous photos of this area. The trees
displayed their beautiful colors of yellow, orange, and reds. The majestic
mountains in the background only added to the beauty of this area. One
day soon I hope to paint some great pictures of old barns and trails which
we were lucky enough to capture with our cameras. Even though I don’t
paint many landscapes, I would like to give these a try.
We definitely had a great time and really weren’t ready to come home.
However work and responsibilities were awaiting us. I guess all good things
must end. Even though our time in Tennessee is now over, the memories
still play in our minds. Thankfully we can enjoy the photos taken and
perhaps a few paintings will develop from this little vacation in the foothills,
on the quiet side of the Smokies.