Leaving Knoxville we headed up to Gatlinburg as a gateway to the Smoky Mountains. The leaves were just starting to change so not at their full color but still pretty.


Cades Cove drive is always lovely even when a bit overcast. We saw lots of roped off areas warning not to stop as there were active bears but we didn’t see any. Turkeys and horses were it.


Great picnic and hike plus play on the river.


Complete with laughing so hard, Max couldn’t get up without help!