This morning is a perfect example of how the weather can fluctuate from day to day. At 6:50 a.m. it is currently 38º. Yes, I said 38º. It is a bit on the chilly side this morning. Yesterday's high was 70º. This is the reason I always tell people to bring extra clothing with them, even if it is July. Chris and I are getting ready to head down for days off. We will be hiking down after dinner tonight. We have another busy weekend ahead of us. We will be working at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market on Saturday. We are then going to see Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson perform in Knoxville. I love live music and I know this show is not going to disappoint. I am hoping by the time we return the flowers will be in full swing. I also saw blackberries in the higher elevations. They were not ripe but they are starting to make an appearance. I hope that is helping the food situation for the bears.
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