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Halloween Month

When we arrived in Appalachia, the hills were mostly green. As each day passed, like magic or special effects in a movie, green morphed into ambers, rusts, pinks, and scarlets (see header photo).My husband says it was peak foliage by the time we left. To me it was around 60%, which is still pretty, considering we’d only been there a week.The weather was perfect. Not too hot. Not too cold.

Since we’re in the month of Halloween, I’ll connect our trip to the holiday.

By the way, I never understood why a holiday that lands on the last day of the month is celebrated for all thirty-one days. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fun, but it becomes anti-climactic after a while.

Back to the small town where we stayed in Tennessee. In the fitting theme for Halloween month, we heard rumblings of ghost stories at the abandoned textile factory there.

And there were spooky decorations down the main street, like this ghostly bride. πŸ‘‡And what was inside this ominous forest tunnel across from the cabin where we stayed?πŸ‘‡I mentioned in my last post about the distressing animal cry echoing in the valley. This is what it sounded like. πŸ‘‡ (14 seconds)

Imagine hearing that wail and not knowing what it was, where it was coming from, or what was happening. We couldn’t see the bull and had no idea they could make such a noise.All fitting occurrences for this month of October, which has been especially nice this year. Even back home, we’re enjoying mild weather and vivid color.

I hope everyone reading is enjoying the month as much as we are.Happy Halloween.


15 thoughts on “Halloween Month”

    1. Definitely not Gatlinburg. Too commercial and touristy. We were near Johnson City. I checked out your post before, about where you lived. Very interesting, and I can see why you liked it there so much.

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  1. Beautiful! I thought the covered bridge looked very familiar, and it is! (Gotta love Google maps). We as a family have spent many vacations there because my husbands family is from that area. We always love to take a cave tour.

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    1. Hi There. What a neat coincidence that you’ve been there because your husband’s family is from there! That was our first time. The cave tour sounds cool. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The environment there was so relaxed and friendly. Thanks for checking out my vacation pics. πŸ™‚

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  2. I like the photos of the pretty foliage. I rather like the idea of dressing a skeleton in a wedding dress, not that I’m going to do that, but I give props for originality. The jack-o-lantern is cute.

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    1. Hi Ally Bean. I love fall. Yes, there were several decorations down that main street, but I liked the bride the best. Thanks for checking out my autumn vacation pics. Hope you’re having a nice weekend.

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    1. Hi Lynette. Yes, the first day we were there that bull cry echoed in the hilly range. It was disconcerting, until we finally figured out it was a bull across the street at the other farm. Aside from that, we loved where we stayed. The hosts were so gracious and the cabin was clean, clean, clean. I’m hoping to schedule another trip there. It’s a long drive, but worth it. Thanks for checking out my vacation. Hope you’re having a nice weekend. The weather is GORGEOUS here. I’ve already taken pictures of the cobalt blue sky.

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