Skip to main content

Where Are the Bears? Gatlinburg

Hey neighbors!

As you all know if you follow At the Fence on Facebook or Twitter,we have been on a 2 week vacation.  We were in Pigeon Forge TN for the National Quartet Convention and then we went to Atlanta GA for a preaching event.  Needless to say I have had little time for posting, or for keeping you all updated.I   had a few posts I was able to get up, and the rest of the time it was just quick Facebook posts and Tweets.



So, now that we are on our last day of the trip, we get home tonight, I wanted to take a moment and share one of the special things that happened on our visit to Gatlinburg.  Someone had mentioned to my daughters that there was a nature drive you could take through that section of the mountains that was not only beautiful, but that you would get to see some bears because they were so active at the time.  Well, we loaded up for the drive, made sure we had our cameras and headed out.  The route was approximately 6-8 miles long.  When we began everyone was anxiously watching out their windows for bear.


While we saw quite a bit of beautiful sites, we soon started joking about seeing squirrels, and trees and such, but no bears.  We did manage to get some beautiful pictures from the lookout spots and then we came upon the falls.  They are simply gorgeous!  Still no bear though.  We were nearing the end of the route and decided we would not see any bear, but were quite happy with the pictures we were able to take.


We headed back in to Gatlinburg and as we neared the main street I glanced over into someone's yard and saw what looked like a black, bear statue.  I started to joke about it when the bear moved and two others appeared.  We were able to see a mama bear with her two cubs.  Not only did we get to see them, they actually walked right towards our vehicle, crossed the road in front of us and went down the embankment into a small stream.  They crossed over and came up the bank.  Two teenage bikers were approaching as they prepared to cross the street and you should have seen their faces and watched how quickly they turned their bikes and peddled in the opposite direction. We watched for a few minutes and heard the two cubs fight over an apple and when they became so intent on fighting the apple rolled off and mama ate it.



What a great ending to our bear hunt!  We were quite surprised though to see them in town, instead of out in the woods!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

What To Do About Those Fuzzy Uninvited Guests In The Home

When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s

10 Things You Need To Do Before Moving Abroad

From There is nothing more fulfilling than travelling the world and visiting new and exciting places. If you’re a fan of travel , then you might have thought about moving abroad at some point. Unfortunately, there is a lot to do before you can get on the plane, with finding accommodations and a job being the most important. If you’re moving abroad soon, or think that it’s something that you’d like to do in the future, then here are ten things that you need to do before you start your new life. 1. Visit The Country Plenty of people move abroad without visiting the country first. Although this is fine to do, as long as you’ve done plenty of research on the country, it makes much more sense to visit the country first. This way you can get used to the culture, and will know in advance whether or not the country is somewhere that you’d actually like to live. 2. Research The Country You need to do lots of research before you move abroad, especially if you haven’t visited the count