Chris over at Outside Clyde posted a great picture of the Smokey Mountains that reminded me of when we lived out that way. We really miss living in east Tennessee because of the proximity to those mountains. There are all sorts of beautiful nooks and crannies to explore, breathtaking views, and animals to see. If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of a black bear or the elusive river otters. It took us nearly four years of trips to Cades Cove to finally see a bear but on the day we did we saw at least five. One was a mother bear with her three cubs. Needless to say we kept our distance!