Had a great time with the family near Gatlinburg and the Smokey Mountains all last week. The place we stayed was literally at the top of a mountain – couldn’t go any higher and it was great. We hiked a few trails, checked out some waterfalls, took in a little of the Gatlinburg tourist stuff, caught a raccoon and spent time catching up with some families we haven’t seen in over two years (there were 4 families and 25 people)
It was just the thing I needed. A break and time to marvel and enjoy some of God’s amazing creation. Plus, with no internet access, I wasn’t tempted to check email or get stuff done and didn’t even watch TV (who would with the amazing nature show right off the deck?) So, good to be gone and good to be back, even if it is 100+ degrees.