I can't speak enough for the beauty of Southern Arkansas, all of Tennessee, and Eastern North Carolina.
Of course there was hiking. Partly because we're outdoorsy like that and partly because we had the dog. PCS-ing with a dog. Now there is another lesson we learned the hard way. There is not nearly enough information out there about PSC-ing with dogs, so we were limited on our entertainment choices.
When things look this beautiful, you can't be too upset about spending time outdoors.
There you go. The Great Smoky Mountains. Put it on your bucket list!
Or your next PCS travel list.