Yesterday someone asked me when my next trip to Gatlinburg was. I don’t have an answer to that but the funny thing is I have been thinking a lot about Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains. Almost like a longing to go back. I like going to the Smokey Mountains but it is not my favorite, so I am not sure where this longing to return is coming from. Maybe it is just me wanting some Chicken and Dumplings from The Mill Restaurant or a Cheesesteak Sandwich from the Pottery House Restaurant. Whatever it is I am ready for a return to the Great Smokey Mountains.
In the spirit of Independence Day tomorrow my favorite thing is my country, the great USA. I love a lot of things about this country. I love that we have places like the Outer Banks, Disney World, and the Blacks Hills and that we can travel to them. I love that we have National Parks like Yellowstone, the Badlands, and the Smokey Mountains. I love that we have shows like Castle, Criminal Minds, and Duck Dynasty. I love that we have Mickey Mouse. I love that we have a history even if it’s not all good. I love that we have movies like Gone With The Wind, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and Sleeping Beauty. I love that we have the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music, and NASCAR. I love that we are free. I am thankful for the brave men and woman who help protect this great nation. I could go on and on with the things I love about this country but I will stop there. I am proud to be an American and I will show my love for country tomorrow. Happy 4th of July to all my readers. Thank you for reading.