Last week we had visitors from Florida, a young mother and her 5 year old son. They visited for several days and this afforded s the opportunity to "show them around" a bit. I enjoy playing tour-guide, especially to nice people.
We visited several state parks in our area, went to a nice local restaurant, and basically had a very good time. The highlight was a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We visited the old homestead at the visitors center near Cherokee NC, the Sugarlands vistors center where we saw a nice park video and looked at exhibits, and then toured Cades Cove in the park.
Cades Cove is an old settlement in the mountains, a beautiful valley (called a 'cove') surrounded on all sides by mountains. The old homes and churches and other structures are still present and can be toured. The mountain scenery there is wonderful.
So, what's the 'old wine' I'm referring to? Basically, my wife and i have seen these sights many times. I love these places so I don't really get tired of seeing them, but when you are sharing these special sights with a person who has never before seen them, you also experience an excitement and a sense of newness in seeing them again. This is especially true if you get to share a special place with a child.
A child's sense of wonder and enthusiasm has a tendency to rub off on you.
And he got to see wild turkeys, deer AND A BEAR!!!
TOTD: You have visitors and are playing tour-guide. What do you take them to see in your vicinity?