I love this thread, thanks for starting it. It's a wonderful way of expression and I have great memories of the place I chose. It's less than 200 miles from me, so may be headed there in a few weeks.
This was not a hard choice for me. The Great Smoky Mountains in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee. At the top you can see 4 states. The time to go is in the fall when all the leaves are turning colors. Of course any time is nice, but the colors are magnificient then. The crowds are not!! lol.
There are magical streams, winding roads going over the mountians into North Carolina where there is an Indian Reservaton that greats you on the other side. The beauty and serentiy is unmatched for me of anywhere I have ever been. I posted a link. Enjoy!!!
Be Well, and may your spirit be lifted by this thread as mine has been.
A LITTLE HISORY OF THE SMOKIES BELOW @ A LINK TO A SITE.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the southern Appalachians. It straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border for 70 miles. The Cherokee people called this area Shacomage, or "Place of Blue Smoke." The bluish mist, which clings to the mountainsides and fills the valleys, gives the park its name and remains its most distinctive feature. The park is 520,976 acres. The highest elevation in the park is 6,643 feet at the summit of Clingmans Dome, and the lowest elevation is 840 feet at the mouth of Abrams Creek.
"Hope is seldom found in the things we can see;
it is the sweet fragrance of grace."