Wednesday was the first official day of the #ANCA Summit being held at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. We spent most of the morning driving around Cades Cove (hot spot for Bears). And man did the bears come out that day! We saw 7 of them! A Mom and her 3 Cubs, 2 more Cubs (Mom was already up the hill) and a Male just taking a stroll down the hillside. From what I was told we were very lucky to see that many in one day. Later in the week we took 3 more drives around Cades Cove and no more bears were spotted. It was a great week to spend out in the Mountains, The weather was perfect and we even had a few thunderstorms to enjoy! There were lots of Campfire and Singing, I learned the words to more songs than I even thought was possible.