BEST WESTERN Raleigh Inn & Suites
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
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... s development in the thirties. At the peak of populace in the mid-1800s the Cades Cove area was house to just below 700 people. The land was cleared and used to grow crops and increase cattle. Up until the nineties there was a descendant living in Cades Cove kept both cows and bees in the now vacant pastures. To this day a tour of the area affords guests the chance to walk via cabins and church buildings, as well as see a operating grist mill and replication of ...
Today we are headed home. Another fun "Road Trip" has come to an end.
We had breakfast at the hotel, and are loaded up and trucking. Let's take bets on how long before we make a stop.
We learned a lot on this trip. We learned about the stupid camel thing, that the Little Dipper is fondu and not ice cream, how to find the bull, you can park for a short time in a handicap spot and not get ...
... for dinner. We went to Devines Restaurant and Sports Bar for dinner. It is owned by Gene Devine since 1978. He is s former Duke football player. I learned about it from my NBF I met while watching the game in the student center. Devines is a hopping place. Typical sports bar with many TV's and lots of noise. You don't go there to talk, that's for sure. The food was not too bad. I had a grilled cheese sandwich and chicken noodle soup. Can't go wrong ...
... apparently, he said iExit so I could find a gas station. So much for my hearing.... We ended up going back by the hotel for gas because we knew there was a gas station there.
Now we are off to find the stadium and also parking for tomorrow. We have a map with both marked and we are still lost. We finally found Wallace Wade Stadium and right beside it is Cameron Indoor Arena. Not sure why they need to name it indoor cause I thought ...
... factories. We revisited the Sarah Duke Gardens and enjoyed wandering some of the 55 acres in a much more pleasant temperature. As we left I picked up a brochure on the gardens and read that they offer a trolley tour of the gardens so we booked for that. This was so worthwhile - just us and a volunteer tour guide feeling like royalty riding the golf cart around the gardens for a couple of hours and having the seasonal plantings explained (in language we could understand ...