After over 30 years, I went back to the mountains in August. Being born in Florida, and raised on the coast of North Carolina, going to the mountains was always a dream.
Back in 1970, I got the chance to spend a weekend in Asheville,NC with my best friend and her mom. Waking up to the sight of huge mountains all around us was breathtaking!
Time passed, I grew up, got married, had children and lived in various states, but never made it back to my beloved Great Smokey Mountains.
My husband became determined to make my dream come true, so we saved the money and made reservations for a log cabin on the top of a mountain in Tennessee.
After a nine hour drive, we arrived at our cabin and fell in love. For three wonderful nights, we sat on our balcony and looked out onto the beautiful scenery. No neighbors, no streetlights. Never have I been so at peace with the whole world.
All too soon, the morning of our departure arrived, and I found myself in tears. However, I will be forever grateful for those three nights.
Good Lord willing, someday I will move to one of those mountains, and spend the rest of my life near the Heavens.
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