Saturday, May 5, 2012
While in Tennessee, we visited my childhood home of Cumberland Gap. The last time I was there was when T and I got married nearly eight years ago. My childhood was full of creeks and trees, ring snakes, box turtles, cow pastures and long hikes. For a long time my family rented a farm on top of a mountain, which was full of blackberry brambles and animal paths in the woods. We moved to another town in Tennessee when I was 13. This new town was lovely, but didn't hold nearly the magic that Cumberland Gap held. My father is a biology professor and works at a university near Cumberland Gap. So, when it we visited Tennessee, we decided to drive into work with my father one day. We figured it would be fun for S to see Grandpa's wildlife labs and we could get a little hiking in while we were there. I was also looking forward to seeing all those old, familiar places of my childhood again.