(written about 1:30PM EST, Thursday, 11/15/2007)
Wow! Driving through the Smokey Mountains was a real highlight of the drive to Charlotte during our first drive there, but this time I am just blown away. The fall colors have been AMAZING! The land of Tennessee has really been blessed, and the terrain leading up to the mountain passes was gorgeous, and the mountains themselves were fantastic.
My wife and I switched places in Asheville, North Carolina, where we stopped for some lunch, and now we are here, about 30-45 minutes east when, WOW! The view outside of my passenger window was unbelievable. The mountains stretching out to my right, thickly carpeted with vibrant oranges and yellows and fiery reds, along with the occasional evergreen tree — phenomenal. And the variation of light, bright in some places and shaded by clouds in others… Sometimes you just feel unworthy of such sights.
I think one of the challenges of being an atheist would have to be having no one to thank at such humbling moments.