My nephews are here for the week, and since they’re city folk we wanted to make sure they’re in nature as often as possible. On our second day together, we took them to a nearby section of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to go bouldering and get a 360-degree view of our town.
There was some trepidation, but each boy – mine included – dug deep to find the physical and mental fortitude to crawl in and out of the deepest crevasses.
Owen was particularly nervous about climbing because, as he puts it, “I’m not athletic.”
But he did it! We were all so excited for him!
Jackson went last, and he was as nervous as Owen was.
Great success for all of them!
After bouldering we climbed the path to a lookout tower for one of the most beautiful views of the area.
Not pictured are the two photographers – my mom and me – but that’s par for the course.