Since 2003 our family has made 4 vacation trips to Alaska. I love the environment of nature, the mountains, the trees, the rivers and waterfalls, wild animals free in their natural habitat. I also love the 70 degree temperature in the summer instead of over 100 degrees in Oklahoma.
My husband is from Tennessee, and he loves Alaska too, but he keeps telling me that I need to see the Smokey Mountains. So we’re planning a trip to the Smokey Mountains this summer.
I’m searching the internet to discover what to do and looking forward to visiting some of the trip adviser recommendations. It looks like there are plenty of trees, rivers and waterfalls. It looks like the wild animals are free to roam. We’re renting a cabin for the week that appears to have an awesome view.
I’m really looking forward to seeing all of the arts and crafts. It looks like there are several wineries too.
Vacation time is also the time I like to do my Christmas shopping. I like purchasing items that are unique to the area we visit and that are made by the locals. It seems to me at Christmas time, by giving the gifts from our vacation, it provides us the opportunity to remember how much fun we had and to share stories with our family and friends about the gifts we purchased. The gifts also seem to be more meaningful instead of a shirt from Penney’s and a wallet.
This is trip is also going to be just David and myself. That’s going to seem odd, because we absolutely love taking our family with us too. But my mother just passed on to her eternal life this Easter Sunday, and for some reason it just seems like David and I need to spend some time alone. We’ll take lots of pictures, though, and buy lots of gifts for our family that we didn’t take.