Just got back from my last trip to the Smoky mountains for the year on Monday. We were able to catch the Fall leaves almost at their peak. Our weekend getaway got off to a slow start as the Asheville airport was shut down for hours due to over 1,000 Starlings hanging out on the runway. Once we finally landed in Asheville, delays in getting an available gate and a rental car made for an exhausting day. It was all worth it as we had a great Saturday night being entertained by an awesome country musician, Matt Stillwell, and then being in the mountains for an absolutely glorious Sunday.