Great Smoky Mountain National Park here in East Tennessee. The first time I brought my wife to Gatlinburg, we only had time to travel the route straight up to Clingman's Dome (the highest point in the mountains.) This time, we were fortunate enough to have time for more. After some browsing in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, we drove Little River Road yesterday. This awesome road twists through the mountains along the side of a river, switching back and forth from side to side. We also visited Cades Cove, a one way loop around some flat fields tucked away in the mountains with horses, cabins and old farmhouses along the way. We ended the day taking some nice shots of the ranges from the Foothills Parkway running along the edge of the park. The scenic driving and misty mountains was just what the doctor ordered for some brief R&R!
|The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge|
|Tree on the banks of the Old Mill|
|Little River Road|
|Aurora taking a selfie from a look-out|
|Magnolia trees in bloom|
|View from Foothills Parkway|
|Obligatory Hotel Doodle courtesy of Zoder's Inn|