Leaving Knoxville is always bittersweet.
I hate goodbyes. I am horrible at them. I always get choked up.
But, the drive is beautiful and I knew we had a lot to see.
Plus, I love being in the car for a long trip when it's just Brandon and me.
Sometimes we ride in silence for hours. Sometimes we argue-just being real here.
But most of the time it's a place where we share our hopes and dreams.
We assess where we are in life right now, and we pray for our future.
But, saying goodbye to family is still hard.
I love my Mamaw and Papaw.
In case you are wondering, I was holding catnip in my hands.
My Mamaw sent it for our cats.
I can't wait to see them again!
We took a detour through Sevierville, which probably wasn't the best idea considering ws sat in traffic for 1 hour and a half.
I've always loved this hotel, and they had it decorated beautifully for fall.
I love the architecture...Greek Revival.
Once we got off the main highway, we saw what we drove that particular way for: beautiful farms, the Great Smoky Mountains, and gorgeous fall color.
The drive on I-40 between Knoxville and Asheville is absolutely gorgeous. It's breathtaking. So much so that you don't even realize you're on an interstate.
I love these two!