We spent the last week of April parked at Dumplin Valley Farm in the beautiful state of Tennessee. We were close to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, which border the Great Smokey Mountains and some fantastic hiking trails. Despite spending a fair amount of time preparing to act appropriately in the event of a bear sighting, we did not encounter any large furry angry animals in the Smokey Mountains. We visited the bear-free Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville and spent some chill afternoons drinking coffee and enjoying the company of the super cool folks in Tennessee. Eight days (the longest we have stayed anywhere over the past seven months!) passed in a moment and we reluctantly moved on.