Being from Kentucky, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge is the place to go for a long weekend. I cannot tell you how many times I have been there. So I am not going to lie when I say this last (almost) month has been very emotional for me. And it’s not just because I was watching helplessly as a place I enjoy so much was being hurt so badly, but also because we had just left there on that Sunday and the fires started on that Monday. We had just spent a lovely Thanksgiving in the Smokies. So when I heard about the fires to say it was eye opening is an understatement. What if those fires had started on Saturday? The place was packed, there could have been a lot more deaths then there already was. I hate that 14 people lost their lives and the amount of homes, land, and property that were also destroyed, and then to learn it was at the hands of two teenagers. My heart goes out to the whole Server county area. I may not be a resident but a piece of me lives in the smokies. One of the saddest things for me through this whole thing is we did not make it up into Gatlinburg when we were there for Thanksgiving because if we did I would have at least had one last vision of what it was like right before. I know though that they will rebuild and become stronger because of this, and as for me, I will go back. I already can’t wait. I want to show my support.
I consider myself a pretty big Disney Fan but you could not pay me to go to Disney World in June, July, or August. Not only is it the most crowded time of year it is also the hottest time of year in Florida. It’s not much of a happy place when you are stuck in hot tight courters with all those hot sweaty people. That’s right a million dollars would not even get me to go swap sweat with a stranger while waiting in 100 degree heat for over an hour to ride It’s A Small World. No thank you! I will take my AC back here in K-Y. Don’t get me wrong it is crowded all year long and Florida is warm pretty much all year, but I would much rather take on the crowds in early May or October. At least then it’s a little cooler and the sweat swapping may be at a minimum.
Next weekend Garth Brooks is going to be doing four shows in my home state of Kentucky. And this Southern Belle is going to one of them! I am so excited. I have seen Garth in concert before but that was almost fourteen years ago now. It is going to be just him and Trisha Yearwood next week in concert. What I like about Garth was he made the tickets affordable. All the tickets were the same price. So it does not matter if your are in the first row or the last you were paying the same price. Check back in the next few weeks and I will let you know how the concert was.
This weekend the boys of NASCAR are racing in my home state, Kentucky. I would love to be going to the race but I don’t have anybody to go with. Maybe next year!