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

Polar FA20 Activity Watch Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors, Well, I am out of the hospital, but I am not allowed to be very active yet, so I asked my daughter to test out this new item. It is an Activity Watch. What a great item for Get Out Get Active! The Polar FA20 counts your daily physical activity. First you need to set the basic information. The date, units (metric or imperial), your weight, height, birth date, and male or female. Place the FA20 on your wrist to measure your physical activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This watch monitors your activity and gives you feedback about how you are doing. Everyone should be physically active at least 30 minutes each day, and the FA20 helps you achieve this. Throughout your day you can check and see if you are having a Lazy Day (active less than 30 minutes), Easy Day (active 30 to 60 minutes), Active Day (active 60 to 75 minutes) or an Intensive Day (active more than 75 minutes). You can also record your training sessions to learn more about how your body respon

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

Omron Heart Rate Monitor Review and Giveaway

Hey Neighbors, Another great product for the Get Out and Get Active! An Omron Heart Rate Monitor ($59.99)! Once again due to my disc problem my daughter was the one to try this out. This is seriously not fair! Anyway, one of the great things about a heart rate monitor is that you can make sure you are exercising in your zone. You can monitor your heart rate and then adjust your pace for either a slower workout or a more intensive workout. This monitor comes witha high and low alert so you can make sure you stay right where you are supposed to. Not overdoing it, yet not taking it too easy! You can wear the wrist receiver on your wrist, or you can mount it on your bike or treadmill so it is easy for you to read. This Omron Heart Rate Monitor comes with: 1-Wrist Receiver Watch 1-Transmitter 1-Transmitter Strap (Chest size 29" to 55") 1-Receiver Mounting Bracket 1-Storage Case 2-"Lithium" Batteries (installed) 1-Instruction Manual (Above nice carry cas