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Another big driving day and another time change. From southern Illinois down through Kentucky and acrossTennessee on I-40. Then across the Smokies and down to our home. We took time to find a truck wash and finally made it home around 6 pm. Another successful trip. The Tetons were beautiful but "our" Appalachian mountains are still the prettiest. ...
This trip will be a short one - less than a month but lots of driving - at least to get out there and then to get back home. We first will attend the LTV Rally held once a year in Winkler, Manitoba at the factory. Then we will drive further west and visit Waterton NP in Canada and Glacier, Yellowstone and Tetons NP in the US before returning ...
... br> We joined the main road mid way through 'The Dragon', and then went into 'Hellbender', as this twisty section of the US 28 is known to motorcycle enthusiasts. The road runs alongside Fontana Lake and there are great views - but nowhere to stop of course.
We turned off to visit Fontana Dam. The dam is 480 feet high and stretches 2,385 feet across the Little Tennessee River.
... bother. Instead we had a quick walk around Bryson City then headed back to Cherokee.
Next we visited the Museum of the Cherokee Indian where we met Jerry Wolf who autographed a brochure for us while telling us that he was the sculptor of one of the exhibits. The museum was very interesting, with lots of artifacts and ...
... and tree roots that needed negotiating. After about an hour and a half, having travelled 15 miles, the road became two-way, though there didn't seem any difference in the width or condition of the road, and it was another few miles before we returned to tarmac. Much of the track followed the Oconaluftee River through the forest, and was very pretty.
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking