We crossed the mountains on a one lane gravel road, watching for bears and following the meandering trail of a fast flowing creek, encased by rock and trees as far as we could see. The road was completely surrounded by green plant growth and with the rays of sunlight filtering through the tree tops, it gave the appearance of a lush beautiful garden - laid out for us.
We drove for miles through the mountains without passing another car. We stopped and walked to a small lake that is used by helicopters to scoop water for forest fires. We gently touched greenery as we drove past the lush landscape - just by simply reaching our hands out the window.
And we smiled at each other with love for the beauty that we were sharing on this beautiful day in Tennessee.
Here's to the Ride!