Twists and turns through mountain roads as we left Georgia, wandered through part of North Carolina and into Gatlinburg, Tennesee. The Great Smokey Mt. National Park is beautiful in a different way this time of year. Where the green leaves of spring and summer might be nice the bare branches gave us glimpse of hills and valleys and forest floor we wouldn't have seen. The contrast between nature and commerce is really pretty startling because the change comes up so suddenly.