I grew up in the flat swampy land of Florida and lived about 5 minutes from the ocean. After 15 years, the ocean eventually took a back seat. I have not seen the ocean in about a year, but I would much rather have the majestic view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Would you agree?
When I'm visiting family back in Florida, I always comment on how flat the land is. I hate to say it, but I do add boring to some of the landscape.
I remember the first time I took a road trip to the Smokies. There were so many memorable things that I came across and still see on each trip to the Tennessee Mountains. I will briefly touch on a couple of those memories.
I will never forget the way I felt driving down my first extremely narrow Smoky Mountain road and came upon a sign that said, "Watch for falling rock." I was never paranoid, but the grin left on my face from looking at the mountains in the distance got even bigger. I remember calling up a colleague of mine after seeing that sign, and I told him of the sign and how I officially felt that I was in the Smoky Mountains.
The hill formations that I originally came across were a pristine green and something new for my eyes to enjoy. Have you ever watched the teletubbies? â€śTeletubbies! The Teletubbies! Over the hills and far away, Teletubbies come to play!â€? If you have kids, I am positive that you have. That show has hills that were always unnatural for me to accept. Mostly because I had never seen hills the way they are presented on the show. Basically, the hills are rolling. What the heck does that mean? See this link. Thatâ€™s the Teletubby version.
On my original Journey to the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains, I did see these types of hills and had to pull over and allow my eyes to gaze upon them. On my next trip past those very hills, which will be this week, I will take a picture and post it here. Or if you have any, please feel free to send them and I will post them here.
If you are ever inclined to take a road trip, the Great Smoky Mountains is the place to go. In fact, I have never been one for road trips until now. Now I do see why road trips are so enjoyable.
The ocean is a wonderful place to be, I do admit, but I will count the ways of the Great Smoky Mountains on my journeys throughout them-the people the places and things.
Until the next timeâ€¦.I want to thank you for reading my first blog on my adventures of the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains.
Christian Alexander Seus
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