“Let the mountains shout joyfully together.”
I am a country girl, pure and simple, and I love, love, love the mountains! They are truly a testament to the power and creativity of our awesome Creator and bring shouts of praise, honor, and glory to His holy name! This past weekend, my husband, our son, and I took our annual family vacation to our favorite location, the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. Last year, my husband and I drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway for the first time, and we were in such awe that we wanted our son to also experience it firsthand. The trip going was fabulous, but as we made our way back to Pigeon Forge along the Parkway, our son suddenly became very ill (nauseated and sick to his stomach.) He attributed it to the high altitude.
Well, in writing this post, I came across some articles on acute mountain sickness and decided to research the subject a little further. While I love the awe-inspiring scenery found in the gargantuan mountain ranges and seem to get sick when I can’t be in their presence, acute mountain sickness is a real condition that a lot of people suffer from. However, it is possible to enjoy the beauty of these magnificent masses of creation if we travel with care as an article in today’s New York Times points out.
With that said, please enjoy some of my photos that I took during our recent family vacation.
As always, this is from my heart to yours!