On my first trip through Tennessee, my parents and I took a road trip through Nashville, way back when Opryland had an amusement park, and made the climb up Clingman's Dome. My family didn't do much traveling like that, so it really sticks out in my mind.
My second trip? Me and a friend with about $12 to spend for the whole trip. It was fun, even if our hotel choices were scary scary. They were "budget friendly." I've never been great at budget travel.
I've been thinking about my mother quite a bit lately. Except for one trip to San Antonio, my family spent every vacation an hour from home on a lake. One week every summer, my dad would fish. I would turn bright, ugly red in the sun by the pool, while my mother stuck to the shade. What we shared? Stacks and stacks of books. Romance, mystery, plunder from the used book store.
She would love this series. Home and family and the green old forest of the Great Smoky Mountains. I've loved it, too.
Do certain places bring back those happy, sweet memories you want to hold forever?
If you haven't heard about Her Unexpected Hero, have a blurb. Tell me some of your favorite getaways! Tomorrow I'll post the song playlist for this series.
Her Unexpected HeroStarting over…
with her ex-fiancé’s brother?
Winter Kingfisher only wanted to protect the nature reserve in her hometown of Sweetwater, Tennessee. But after a political scandal lands her family on the front pages and costs Winter her PR job at the reserve, and her engagement, she needs to rebuild. Enter handsome Caleb Callaway, who’s arrived to oversee a construction project meant to make amends of his own. Caleb was already part of Winter’s past…can he also be her future?