Our first stop was two nights in the Smoky Mountains. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold. The first night we arrived just in time to set up the tent and cook dinner. We had stopped in Nashville at Trader Joe's to grab food for our campfire. Once dinner was over, we played a riveting game of rummikub and then settled in our tent to read for the night. Yes, we sound super old, but from our crazy weeks we had leading up to the trip, it was glorious. The next morning, we made a hearty breafast before we ventured on a day hike. I'll explain our hike in the next post. Let's just say, 9 hours later, we came back to our site, barely able to more. After dinner we hit the sack.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the camping experience. There is something so peaceful about being out in the open, listening to nature as you fall asleep. I couldn't have asked for a more calming, meditating place. It was exactly what we needed.