Monday, November 15, 2010

Weekend Getaway and Soup!

The hubs and I managed to getaway this past weekend to Gatlinburg, TN.

Such a fun place to visit.


(It’s funny… seems that every time he wears his LSU t-shirt,

I wear a Tennessee one… we never plan it this way!)


I really thought the color would already be gone from the trees here…

but I was pleasantly surprised and mistaken!


This is the view from our hotel balcony…


and this…


and this…



and this… gorgeous huh?

I could just stare at this all day!


Here is a picture from a scenic lookout that overlooks Gatlinburg.

Our hotel was the cylinder one in the distance.

So as we get back to our usual… it’s cold and rainy here…

perfect weather for making vegetable beef soup!


Where do you like to go for a quick getaway?


What is your favorite thing to eat on a rainy, cold day?

Thanks For Stoppin’  By!



  1. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit and relax!

  2. Stunning colors!! Thank you for sharing that with us!

    Soup? Oh yeah!!!!! We LOVE our soups, stews, name it. And let's not forget hot cocoa!!!!!


  3. We are going to Gatlinburg a couple of days after Thanksgiving. Can't Wait!!! Glad you had fun.

  4. Beautiful spot and gorgeous view! So glad that you got a chance to get away!!

  5. SO pretty! We like to hightail it to Omaha, Nebraska for our weekend getaways! Nothing really pretty there, just someplace different. Who doesn't love soup? Crazy people. ;)

  6. What beautiful and breathtaking colors! Hope yall had a fun trip.

  7. Kendra you picked my favorite get away! I live in east Tn as well and obly about 30 to 45 mins away from gatlinburg. I haven't made it up there to see the awesome fall colors yet so I'm glad to know they are still there...altho who knows after all of this rain :(

    My fave thing to eat on a cold day is a big bowl of homecooked beans with lots of hamhock chunks and cornbread.....yum!!!

  8. Woo hoo! That looks like a lovely getaway. My hubby is an LSU grad so I'm loving your hubby's shirt! :)

  9. So majestic! a real Autumn! Lezlee

  10. Hey Kendra. Those pics are so breathtaking. They totally look like post cards. I cannot get over the colour of the trees! As for rainy days ... I'm a soup and fresh made bread kinda-girl :) Comforty food!! Or a super cheesy mac & cheese! Hmmm ... now I am hungry!!!!!

  11. those photos are stunning, i would love to visit there!

  12. Kendra, Gorgeous fall photos of one of my favorite places...Smoky Mtns.. We live in NC but have cabins out from Pigeon Forge.. Unfortunately, we don't get there as often as I would like..

    Cheryl Gilliam
    Beech Mtn Vacation Home
    Luxury Cabin Rentals-Smoky Mtns of Tenn


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