Well, Chris and I made our way back to work. It was a pleasant trip up Alum.The weather was perfect hiking weather, not too warm but a threat of showers that never materialized. We were greeted along the trail by several different species of wild flowers. The trillium are blooming the whole way up. Bluets were carpeting the hills sides and the Sand Myrtle was in full bloom around Inspiration Point. For those of you who are not familiar, Inspiration Point is the little outcropping of rocks you come to before you take a hard right about 10 minutes below Alum Cave Bluffs. It is usually a good resting point. We were greeted at the bluffs by the screeching of the peregrine falcon that resides above the bluffs. All in all, it was a great commute to work.
Chris and I had a busy time off. We worked at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market and I stuffed my face with yummy fresh strawberries. I think that is one of the first plants I will plant next year when living in the real world. I do miss having fresh produce at my finger tips. With that being said, I am so grateful to those of you who have delivered fresh fruit to us through out the past twelve years. I guess you learn to enjoy the little things when you are up here. Nothing like a freshly picked strawberry that someone took the time to package and hike up just for us. I am sure the love that goes into it makes it taste even sweeter. So, thank you to all of you who have brought us or mailed us care packages. We have enjoyed every bit of them, more than you will ever know.
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