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For me, transitions in life always lead me back to nature. I am often reminded that the changing of the seasons in nature are like the transitions we all go through; we all know the joy of summer, the isolation of winter, the rebirth of spring and the harvest and colors of the fall. Nature shows that that everything has its time and that nothing lasts forever. Whenever I feel stressed in my life, I love to get back into nature. That’s one of the true joys of living in Colorado. Our gentle transition into the fall reminds me of one of my favorite places to visit this time of the year. That place is Gatlinburg, TN and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The quaint town of Gatlinburg, TN is a must to do anytime of the year but especially in the fall. The town’s year-round population is only approximately 4,000 but it’s filled in the summer and the fall with thousands of tourists because it stands at the gateway of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gatlinburg is a town that is terrific for everyone, from families to nature lovers to honeymooners and destination weddings. There is so much do for anyone from the world class aquarium; Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to shopping in all of the unique shops along Gatinburg’s main street “Parkway”. In addition, there is the “Dollywood” theme park in the neighboring town of Pigeon Forge, dinner at the Dixie Stampede show, white water rafting, miniature golf and several wedding chapels to renew your vows or get married.
I’ve been going to Gatlinburg since I was 5 years old and whenever my wife Heidi and I have gone we always stay at one of the beautiful cabins that sit in the mountains above Gatlinburg. My favorite rental company is Chalet Village. They have nightly rentals from $80 - $700 a night. All of the cabins we have stayed in are high quality, wonderful places.
Sometimes in all the busyness of Gatlinburg it is hard to remember that a beautiful national park is only minutes away from downtown. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always one of the top visited national parks in the country and one of the few that charges no daily entrance fee. The vastness of the park makes it hard to cover everything in one article but here are some of my favorite places:
Cades Cove – Is an 11 mile loop road that is only one way. If you don’t have time for anything else in the Smokies you should drive this loop. On busy days in the summer or fall it can take well over an hour to get through the entire loop but the beauty you will encounter makes it very much worth it. You will see lots of wildlife including white tailed deer, black bear and occasionally a turkey or coyote. There are original settler’s homes and farms to walk through and my favorite the hike out to Abrams Falls, a five mile out and back hike that brings you to a magnificent waterfall at the end.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - This 5.5 mile one way loop starts right behind Gatlinburg’s main street. The trail is open from May 1st through November 30th and winds through lush forest with beautiful views of several small to midsized waterfalls that are so close you can almost reach out of your car to touch them.
Clingmans Dome – Is a great place to take in the beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the observation tower reaches to the highest point in the Smoky Mountains (6,643ft). The half mile trail from the parking is fairly step and not an easy trek for everyone but the payoff at the top is incredible. On clear days you can see at least 100 miles all around you and begin to appreciate the beauty of the park below you.
Quiet Walkways – These small foot trails that dot the main roads in the park are often overlooked by the masses of people that visit. They can range anywhere from .25 – 2 miles and just bring you into nature. Many times there are streams near the pathways and you can enjoy the sound and beauty of the water as well as the lushness of the forest around you.
All in all, Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a wonderful place for anyone to visit. The beautiful colors of the fall make an even better option this time of the year. Hope you will check it out.
The Conifer Rotary Club recently awarded a total of $6,800 in scholarships to students at Conifer High School and Platte Canyon High School. Key selection criteria were scholarly performance and community service. All students had at least 200 hours.
Group photo posted here: http://justaroundhere.com/index.php/all-sections/special-interest/community-news-general/144-conifer/1504-conifer-rotary-awards-scholarships
I love social interaction and decided I need to get a job that interacts with strangers on a daily basis. Also my children want to sign up for Soccer and Gymnastics, and both take money.
My husband and I moved up here last year, to help my father in law renovate a house he bought. It has been the most magical year. Everywhere I look, I am overwhelmed by the beauty of these mountains.
Now that we are settled, I want to get out and about more. My husband and father in law are happy being hermits.
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Newly opened, Blue Spruce Toys is Conifer's only full service specialty toy store. We are located on US 285 at Springs Rd, less than 2 miles south of Staples, in the Green Valley Center. Store hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday. We are stocking up for the holidays and looking forward to your visit!
Hi all, We have our FREE park day at Mountain Sprouts on Tuesday. I have booked a face painter and I will also have lots of fun games and crafts for the kids to do. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks.
Kaila Paul (720)341-3609
On Thursday morning in class we will be making wax paper sun catchers. This is a craft for all ages. I hope to see you all in class soon. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/541839398891556394/
On Monday in class we will do candle art. We will be doing candle dipping, with a stick and string tied to the starter candle. And for the little ones, I have pots to paint and we can pour the wax in their pots. Everything will start at 10:00 and will end about 11:15 the cost is $12 for the first child and $8 for siblings. Let me know if you have any other questions. We hope to see you there.
See you all in class soon.
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Registration for the 1st Annual Conifer Run the Ranch 5k is now open. The event, hosted by the Conifer Interact Club, will take place at Beaver Ranch (located at 285 and Foxton Road) on June 21st, 2014.
Please join the Park County Republican Women for their monthly meeting, every 4th Tuesday, at the Bailey Library, in the...
One of my favorite bloggers, Erika Napoletano of Redhead Writing, posted an article today that resonated with me. How to Be Good Enough OR Why I Suck at Making Cornbread
I Like Bacon.
Praise the Lard!
8. Praise Bacon!
Bacon is our god, but that’s just a term of endearment. We don’t believe that Bacon is actually spiritual, though smelling it is surely a Divine Experience. We also like donuts because they are Holey.
In the beginning there was the Big Bang, which begat all of time and space. Eventually sacrificial pigs evolved and the God of Bacon came to be.
Praise Bacon! If you don’t like pigs, you may praise Vegetarian Bacon or Turkey Bacon. Or just love the smell.
Bacon is not jealous. You may have other gods or no gods before Bacon.
You may love bacon, but the thought of eating six pounds of the pork product is enough to make anyone sick.
Anyone except competitive eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, who has snagged another award — this time for eating 182 slices of bacon (approximately 6 lbs) in five minutes at the Daytona 500 in Florida on Sunday, Huffington Post reports. The event was sponsored by Smithfield bacon.
According to CompetitveEaters.com, the previous unofficial record was set by Mark "The Human Vacuum" Lyle, who ate just 54 pieces in five minutes.
2. Baked Bacon Egg Cups
Got a muffin tin? Good. Grab it. Take your raw bacon and curl it up in each cup so that you’ve essentially made yourself a set of bacon cupcake liners; then crack an egg in each one. Add some herbs if you like, or don’t — totally up to you. Bake the whole thing, and lo! From the depths of your oven emerge these gorgeous breakfast bites.
Rick wrote: This time of year I always have big tomatoes from the garden so I make a BLT or two almost every day until the tomatoes are gone. Then I never have another one again until next year. But I never stop eating bacon.
I invented a new Bronco snack:
egg roll wrapper> thick crispy applewood bacon> jack cheese> roasted green chili strip> 1 medium to large shrimp split> more bacon> egg the edges and roll> fry to crispy
Dip in green chile or sour cream or whatever or nothing
Would also make a great chimichanga in a big tortilla with some seared ribeye
Our Mountain Wildflowers seeds are now available so stop by and pick up a few packets today!!!!!!
Today was one of those clear, gorgeous, spring-like winter mountain days, the kind that make you get outside and then pause often, taking in the beauty of your surroundings, feeling content and blessed. But today was special for more than just the...
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The Conifer Area Council Trails Team wholeheartedly thanks all of those involved with...
Registration opens tomorrow for all kids ages 4 and up; co-ed teams; residents in the mountain areas of Bailey, Pine, Conifer,
Homes for Heroes program now available in the following zip codes: 80457, 80439, 80465, 80433, 80454, 80127, 80125
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