gotta love all the local arts and crafts
along the roadside traveling through
North Carolina and Tennessee
this craftsman was originally from
Miami Florida and had several carved
Gators that made us do a U turn and
go back to his shop ..
but the bears were a must see for me...
the gators were not really that impressive ...
I have been a collector of all things bear
( and gator ) for many years...
not so much lately since a photo takes up less space ..
still I would love to have this little bench for
my collection... but at $750 it seemed a touch pricey...