Err, so this is the what the Chimney Tops trail looked like in the Smokey Mountains. I had to swallow a lot of pain meds, bloody mary's and pack ice packs to recover from 2 hours of hiking on this. It is normally a 4 hour hike, but I couldn't make it, despite meds. Oh it was worth it though, just gorgeous. We stayed in Gatlinburg, which incredibly has retained its charm despite a HUGE increase in tourist attractions (we first visited 29 years ago).
Oh, my vending machined arrived, boy those people at candymachines.com are FAST. Now Nancy and I need to get cracking and make some little art.