stop 40 (final stop): back to where we started in pittsfield, ma

stop 39 (visit with bear): asheville, north carolina—reclaimed barn workshop tour & gettin’ in the christmas spirit 

stop 39 (visit with bear): asheville, north carolina—hike to rattlesnake lodge at bull gap (maybe? somewhere off the blueridge parkway)

stop 39 (visit with bear): asheville, north carolina—north carolina arboretum

stop 39 (visit with bear): asheville, north carolina—breakfast and wandering around downtown

stop 38: mammoth cave national park, kentucky (2 of 2)

stop 38: mammoth cave national park, kentucky (1 of 2)

sunset on kentucky lake, kentucky (duh)

land between the lakes, kentucky (exploring hematite lake, an old iron forge, and the elk and bison prairie reserve)

another random stop (enjoying the last few days of our trip and splurging): mcclard’s bar-b-q in hot springs, arkansas (bill clinton’s favorite bbq joint in his hometown)