But today we took the slow way around and drove thru Wears Valley. It's actually a street off the main Parkway that leads to a beautiful drive thru the mountains.
It's a country setting with farms and fields of hay with mountains behind.
All along for miles are hay bales lined in a row that gives the perfect look to the fall October fest season.
Even tho it was a country mountain drive there were quite a few country stops to make. We stopped at Moonshine Ridge Country Store and Cafe to browse around and get a drink.
The drive was beautiful on a two lane road winding around the mountains and even hairpin curves.
It was a bear siteing kind of a day. No real bear siteings. Only man made bears.
I loved this one made out of hay bales decorating the front of another country store.
And even the tinyest of bears found.
Then back to camp after an all day ride to take care of the Poochie Dog.