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Day 8: The Long Drive Home
At this point we split with the Lys since we wanted to get an earlier start and they wanted to sleep in. When we said goodbye, they were just starting to get up and eat some breakfast.
It was now time for our 8 hour drive home. That sounded short to us seasoned travellers (A few short years ago, a 4 hour drive to Toronto was a LOOOONNNGG drive for us. We are finally ...
... sleep up to 12ppl in Robbinsville, North Carolina, overlooking the Smoky Mountains. All for a measly $90 a night!! (plus cleaning fee)
The cabin is close to the park - but the other side of the park. 20 mins to one entrance at Fontana Dam, 20 mins to the entrance at Deep Creek (tubing), about 45 mins to the other entrance at Oconoluftee. BUT took us 2.5 hrs to get from cabin to the Gatlinburg entrance. ...
Repacked in six rolling bags with 7 carry on bags, we make our way to three underground stops, the airport, return Oyster cards, and turn in our tep modem, then onto the plane we go!
Thankfully all goes very smoothly and we settle in for an eight hour flight to Detroit. Smooched into coach, we settle in to our headsets and movies. It is very nice to stop moving ...
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... s. We got a few pictures, visited the local sports bar that was a 10 minute walk, which everyone in the hotel thought was ridiculous that we didn't drive round.
Tbh, motor city aside, no one walks anywhere in this country. Fair enough for the long distances, but a 10 minute stroll? Come on. And the country encourages this, for half of the way there was no sidewalk, pedestrians are just not a factor in city planning it seems.