Kevin and I, accompanied by his mom and step-dad, took a short trip to Gatlinburg, TN, last week.
We joined a group of Senior Adults from our church, for the Jubilee Conference.
And in case your wondering, I'm not quite that old yet, but am on the Senior Adult Team, that plans events and activities. Great group to work with! :)
We were greeted and welcomed to Tennessee by the quirky "Tube Dude," above!
This is our second year attending Jubilee, and as before, it was wonderful!!!
We were blessed to hear preaching, live, by Dr. Charles Stanley...
And Dr. Johnny Hunt!
Johnny Hunt just happened to grow up in Wilmington, NC, and my mother-in-law knew him as a little boy.
-- Always love to hear him speak!
And we heard great Southern Gospel music,
...from The Gaither Vocal Band!
This was my first time seeing them in person!
They were beyond awesome!
And David Phelps, of the Gaither Vocal Band....
THE most gifted and talented vocalist!!!
Always good to hear them....
And Kevin's favorite Southern Gospel Group...
The Booth Brothers.
Pat Boone, Allison Durham Speer, and Ben Speer, and comedian Aaron Wilburn, were also highlighted at the conference.
Aaron Wilburn was h.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s!!!
The leaves were not quite turning, but we enjoyed the bounty of still beautiful, blooming flowers downtown.
On the second day, we had several free hours.
My mother-in-law and I decided to take advantage of beautiful downtown Gatlinburg,
enjoying the whimsical fall displays and doing a little shopping!
My MIL, Frances, below...
A cyclist enjoying the nice weather as well...
The fall displays were so cute and whimsical throughout the town.
providing lots of inspiration....
"Rake Faces" - Who would have thought?
Display outside of a soap shop --- scarecrow sitting in a tub of "bubbles."
And no, I have no idea who these people are posing,
just trying to get a shot of the courtyard display...
On the way home, Friday, we stopped at an apple orchard/pumpkin farm near Asheville.
I picked up several pumpkins, decorative gourds, and ears of Indian Corn to make an arrangement for the kitchen table!
The table runner was a square of fall leaf cut-outs, found at Mr. Tablecloth, downtown Gatlinburg.
"People with 'glass pumpkins' shouldn't throw gourds."
Thought this silly little quote, quite befitting of this post! :)