Our big activity of the day was driving to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a very long 6.6 mile hike up a mountain!
It was a very challenging climb and the back of my legs are absolutely killing me now!
I played the good old â€œRock Monsterâ€ trick on the Husband. You know, toss a rock deep into the forest, wait until it crashes through the bush, and then gasp, â€œDid you hear THAT? Is that a BEAR?!!?â€ He fell for it about four times before he caught on.
After all the talk about bears, I was a little disappointed that we didnâ€™t see anyâ€¦
Until the very end when we stumbled upon this teenager bear digging through a trash can!
The Husband was actually in the bathroom when I spotted Mr. Bear sniffing around the back of the building. I yelled, â€œDonâ€™t come out â€“ thereâ€™s a BEAR right by the door!â€ Gave him quite a fright but he said he knew I was being serious this time â€“ no Rock Monsters!
Eats before, during, and after the trail hike:
Chips and hummus (times two):
A PB sandwich (I ate it in parts) + an apple:
Off to catch a nap and then weâ€™re getting massagesâ€¦ I donâ€™t want to go home, ever! 🙁