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Our 5 Year Anniversary Trip – Part 2

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The next day was spent exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Being October, it was extremely busy. We knew planning the trip that we were going at the busiest time of the year, but it is still surprising how crowded it felt in such a large park! But we still had a great time.

We were blessed again with another beautiful fall day!


Isn’t it beautiful? That sky… just wow!







I could stand and look at this forever!




This overlook was really unique. There was a little bridge that was built next to the road so you could get this amazing view!



Isn’t he so handsome? I am one lucky gal! 😉

randy 2


When we finally made it back home we decided to have our own anniversary dinner. We made our favorite – filet, sautéed mushrooms, roasted asparagus and roasted potatoes. Mmm… so delicious!

anniversary dinner


And to wash down this great meal, we opened a very special, rare wine. We opened one of the Chiantis we brought back from Italy. We decided that it was the perfect time to open it. It was our 5 year anniversary and it had been 1 year, to the day, since our Italy trip.



Our trip was perfect for us – a romantic B&B, beautiful views, hiking, great food and awesome wine. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect get-a-way for our anniversary. Looking forward to our next big anniversary trip… maybe another trip to Europe or Napa Valley! 😉

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