One of my favorite winter spots is Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s one of the most beautiful I’ve visited.
When my family first approached me about visiting there, I refused. I told them that was a place for honeymooners as several of my friends and their friends chose Gatlinburg to celebrate their marriages. A few even married there in the various wedding chapels interspersed around the city. Nope, that city was not for me. I didn’t want to see starry-eyed couples holding hands or huddled together floating down the street with dreamy smiles on their faces. My family finally wore me down and I consented to go. I’m glad I did.
I found Gatlinburg to be a quaint little town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Turns out, not only honeymooners go there, but families as well. I was surprised to see the streets packed with people checking out the stores, going into restaurants, visiting museums and milling around breathing in the crisp, clean mountain air. There’s even a night life. When it was time to go home, I didn’t want to leave. I grudgingly told them I liked it while being secretly thrilled I came. I even nonchalantly suggested making a return visit.
What about you? What are some of your favorite places to visit?