Wordless Wednesday

True West Campground #WW

Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! On one of our weekend drives last summer, we were near Big South Fork National Park we came upon an old timey, western flare storefront. I couldn’t recall what this place was but using Google Maps (satellite view) I discovered it. This is the entrance to the True West Campground on route 297, west of Oneida, Tennessee.  At the time, it occurred we don’t see places like this too much unless it’s in a heavily tourist area which made this a nice discovery and it was too cool to pass up. Look at that sky…isn’t it beautiful?




Next is my Wednesday Hodgepodge segment hosted by Joyce. This is an excellent way to get to know your fellow blogger and you’re invited to play alone.  Here are my responses.


1. When’s the last time you had a heart to heart talk with someone? A change of heart? Experienced figurative ‘heart failure?’  DH & I often have heart-to-heart conversations. We have a super close relationship. It’s great to be either others sounding board. I often speak with DD#1 on matters to nurture her in a positive direction.  I think she’s turned a corner. I hope she meets every challenge with success and her life is filled with lots of happiness.

2. Champagne, chocolates, flowers…what’s your Valentine pleasure? Any special plans for the day? Our plans are simple. We’ll exchange Valentine’s Day greetings and chocolates. I made DH heart-shaped chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies. He’s my Cookie Monster.

3. Are you a hopeless romantic or do you fall more in the category of practical and pragmatic? What’s a gesture you find romantic? I am a hopeless romantic.  I love the story where boy meets girl with lost of opposition to overcome but in the end they find their way to each other. Getting a single red rose or a couple of truffles is romantic.  It doesn’t take a lot to show romance and somethings are free like  DH cups my face in his hand or stroks my cheeks tenderly.

4. Do you ask a lot of questions in life or are you pretty content with what you already know?  I’m a curious sort of gal, so yes I ask a lot of questions. The day I stop wanting to learn is the day I stop living. The mind is a terrible thing to waist!

5. Your favorite power ballad? You know me, it’s all about the mewsic. I just can’t say I have a favorite, I have many! The 70s is probably my favorite mewsic era so I pulled five out of the air that I really love. I hope you enjoy them, too!



6. Insert your own random thought here.  This is Alder Branch Baptist Church in Sevierville, Tennessee. Last summer, we stopped at Adina’s Sweet Shop formerly Tara Jean’s. Adina’s is a bakery but they also have ice cream. The main reason we stopped in was to try the cinnamon buns. We got a couple to go and found this little country church with some large shade trees to park beneath while we enjoyed the baked goods. The cinnamon rolls weren’t bad. In fact, they are some of the better ones we’d gotten in recent years. The only thing I’d change about them if it was my bakery is to switch to a cream cheese based icing. I’m happy we found this church. I love the bell tower.



But, what really got my attention is the bell to the left of the church.  Here it is…







“Pooh, how do you spell ‘love’?” “You don’t spell it,Piglet. You feel it.”




Have a good day and please come back tomorrow for another round of Battle of the Bands(BoTB)!





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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


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