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... a restaurant that you've never been to or heard of before, well here are your plates and here are your cutlery'. He literally threw it all at us, followed by 'Where y'all from?' Us 'Australia'. 'Yo dudes these guys are way cooler than you they're from Australia', this was announced to the entire restaurant. If you ever come across this restaurant please be aware that you will be insulted but this is what they are ...
... arrow pointing back the way we’d come. Interestingly, the sign also said that Smokemont was just 1.2 miles ahead. We’d thought it was more like 2.5.
Given that it wasn’t even lunchtime, we had a decision to make: spend a lazy day at our reserved campsite, wake early, and hurry into Smokemont in the morning so we didn’t miss our shuttle, or sleep at Smokemont tonight and have a worry-free tomorrow?
Campsite 50 was a backcountry site, so it ...
... take a fake shower near the top.
This one was still a little of a climb but much less torturous. There were tons of people at the top waiting for their Kodak moment behind the falls so we joined the queue. Got our romantic snaps and Chris got a quick head cool off.
Then we descended a steep bit near the river/falls and dipped our bods. Chris made a ...
... compete for Britain if Mini Golf ever makes it into the Olympics. Me and Les had a team talk later that night, about how we are going to have to raise our game. I think we need to take them on at our sports. I will be suggesting a day at the bowling alley tomorrow with drinking games.
The end of the night the Sach's kindly treated us to a delicious home/camp cooked dinner consisting of yummy pork loin, gnocchi and veggies.
... a tortilla chip in it and hottness ensued. I think Chris' mouth was on fire for about the next 3 hours. After coughing up spiciness for a few minutes the guy in the shop offered him a 'cure' - a spoonful of horseradish that was meant to counteract it....he tried it but thought that was pretty much a load of cr@p.
Then back to camp for our first night of 'really' roughing it (= no showers)