Back to Some Familiar Places

So far, my vacation has gone well. I used the first three days as a sort of stay-cation and piddled around the town. Today I went with my family to Gatlinburg, a place I’ve been countless times before but always takes me to my happy place.

We stopped by Rugby, a tiny little town in East Tennessee with a unique history, which I recommend you check out if you’re not already familiar with it. Then we ate at Huck Finn’s, another favorite of mine, for dinner. Last, we ended up at the Glenstone Lodge, where I stayed as a kid back in the 80s. Yes, the 1980s, not the 1880s.

There’s something comforting about going back to a familiar place. While I’m a fan of branching out and trying new things, I occasionally like to go back and revisit places that hold good memories for me. it’s almost like traveling back to a simpler time. At the same time, it’s a reminder to me that I’m not the same person who originally made those memories so long ago. I can see how much I’ve grown.

So far, so good.

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