Our family enjoys being outside, hiking, exploring, and discovering hidden gems in God's big playground. Our recent (and quick) visit in the Smokey Mountains was no exception.
I am not exaggerating when I say that we may have stumbled on one of our favorite-to-date hiking trails. The Alum Cove Trail, about four miles, had the makings of FUN: a bubbling mountain river, huge boulders to climb, rock tunnels to explore, bridges to cross, thick and vibrant foliage, a wind-created cave, and very scenic views.
The trail was only four miles, but because everything is a natural obstacle course and my boys detour off the path more than they actually stay on the path, they likely climbed and jumped and rolled about six miles.
Making memories. Exploring creation. Sharing a common goal.
These are the moments that last forever.