I often think that pictures can not capture everything. Some pictures are very moving, but they cannot capture the feeling you get when you are actually at a place. I have many pictures of my beautiful cabin in Tennessee, yet I forget just how beautiful it is. Each time I go, I remember how magnificent those beautiful mountains make me feel.
There is a sense of excitement months before I leave to go on our trip. It is almost as if I can not wait. My heart is aching, my mind is racing. I just can’t wait to get there. I am usually a very organized person. But, I have to keep telling myself to calm down and think about what needs to be done before I leave. The trip to Sevierville Tennessee is about 10 hours. This would have been a huge inconvenience before I started going to The Great Smoky Mountains regularly. Now, I hardly notice the long drive.
As we get closer to the cabin, I notice the mountains and the scenery. It is so beautiful. We ascend Legacy Mountain where my cabin is and I get butterflies inside. The cabin itself is so beautiful with the hard wood floors and the tongue and groove cathedral ceilings. I cannot even believe we own such a wonderful place to vacation. I have always dreamed of owning a home in the mountains and this one is one of the most beautiful places I have even seen.
I feel myself drawn to the decks. I feel as if I can look out over those beautiful vistas all day long. They are quite mesmerizing. The scenery has a calming effect on me. I really do not feel the need to go anywhere or do anything when I am on the deck enjoying the views. It is as if no one else is around but me and those magnificent mountains. I can hear the birds chirping. There is a far off sound of cars driving. I can see an apartment building that looks like a castle. I can use my childish imagination and think of what kings and queens live there. I imagine they have a pet fire breathing dragon. In another direction, I see a school. I can almost hear the happy children out on the playground at recess. In the distance, I can see a field with animals in it. I try to think of a time when this land was all just fields and trees. When the animals roamed free and man hunted them for food. I look out over the landscape and wonder how it looked hundreds of years ago. I feel so small compared to the vast beauty of the scene. I am in awe to be a part of such a beautiful world.
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