Ah, so relaxing--the view from the eastern bluff of Devil's Nose in beloved Hawkins County! Get away from the trappings of modern life and wonder how you would live 150 or 200 years ago! The crunch of the leaves under foot, the smell of the cool, fall air, and the beauty of the clear, autumn sky invigorates the soul--making the struggle through the briars not too aggravating.
Yes, yes, the previous posting (below) was a bit salty--overstatement for effect in my political persona. But the true Appalachian native enjoys the woods--hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. He yearns for simpler times, when family lived and farmed together. You knew your neighbors, and they honestly cared for you. Times were hard, yes, but modern conveniences would not have been missed then--since they weren't around. People worked with their hands, staying better fit than today's "couch pizza." (The potato, being an Irish staple, gets a bad rap. It is rather nutritious!) Churches were not mega-big business-conglomerates but small, rural spiritual families.
Okay, okay, I am romanticizing a bit, yes, but do you not feel the temptation to go back? What say you?