This weekend, we drove down to Tennessee for what we've decided will be our first annual-autumn-weekend-hangout with our friends Pete, Natasha, Jess and Nick. Shortly after our arrival, we hit the road from Knoxville for a two-hour drive to Big South Fork National Recreational area. A photo series of our overnight hike in the reserve begins below:
After some orienteering, we took to the woods:
…admiring the scenery along the way.
Some hours later, we arrived at camp, with three filthy, dog-tired puppies:
We collected some firewood:
…and made ourselves at home:
When night fell, we stared into the fire, drinking wine, and talking about life, the universe, and everything in between.
The following morning, we returned to civilization:
Thank you Jess, Nick, Natasha, and Pete! Most of our happiest memories involve being in the great outdoors with friends and fires and woodsmoke under the stars. This weekend was a prime example! It was wonderful to see you all—we can't wait for next year. Love you guys. Move to Vermont. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.