In celebration of my 100th post I want to take you on a quick trip through my favorite part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the eleven-mile loop in Cades Cove. The cove was home to around 900 people before it became part of the park. Some of the homes are still there along with a mill and several churches. It's the most peaceful place I've ever visited.
Little River runs along Highway 321 on the way.
It's really cold now, of course, but it's very refreshing in the summertime.
We're on Loop Road in the cove now.
What a view...can you imagine seeing this everyday if you had lived here.
One of several churches in the cove.
I can never get enough of those mountains.
Now, this is a barn with character!
The chute sending water to turn the mill wheel.
The old mill still works.
A wonderful old house.
Deer grazing in the fields. I could live here. I wish!
A doe grazing as the sun begins to set...it's time to head back home. As I mentioned last week I'm having a little giveaway to mark this 100th post. I hope the winner will be happy to receive the mementos, pictured here, from the gift shop in the cove. There's a 2009 calendar, a cookbook, a packet of postcards, A key ring and several bookmarks; the next best thing to a visit to the Smokies. I'm going to include a few other things, too, surprises!. ;)
All who leave a comment will be included in the drawing. Have a great week, Y'all!