Once the show was finally over and we packed up and said our goodbyes to all our friends, Debbie, Sky's owner and I, made the ninety minute drive back to her lovely house in Western North Carolina. We had a terrific dinner, one of many, with husband Joe, took the dogs for a well-needed run and hit the sack to get up early for a long awaited hike in the mountains.
The Grand Finale
The Smokey Mountains in North Carolina are scenic and have awesome hiking trails. Debbie took me and our four dogs to one of her favorite trails in Piscah National Forest for a 3-hour hike through the woods and up hills to scenic overlooks. We took many pictures and I've posted some of my favorites. The dogs had a great time running and hunting and we couldn't have had a better time watching them and getting some well needed exercise and time in the great outdoors. After our hike, we dropped the dogs off at the house and toured quaint, downtown Waynesville. Then another relaxing dinner and off to bed for my last night in the south.