Travel Blogs from Bryson City
... They also give you hats and write what ever they like on them. One lady had a hat on that said 'I use to be a man'. Our hats weren't as funny and insulting as others.There was also an Asian guy in the restaurant , the second another Asian guy came in he yelled across the restaurant 'Yo Asia your long lost brother is over here'. In all it was funny but you have to be able to take a joke, you have all been warned.
... a gentle, uphill hike. At about lunchtime, we stopped to rest at a clearing alongside Big Creek. The water tumbled by over mossy rocks. Brilliant blue butterflies danced in the sand. A small band of horsemen approached on the trail, waving as they clopped by.
"Is that thunder?" I asked. Jen, one of our hiking companions, looked up at the sky, which was blue.
“No, I think that was an airplane.”
I heard the sound again. Admittedly, it was difficult ...
... 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 ...
Bear Spray "Check"
My Massive knife "Check"
Rain jackets "Check"
Expensive Hiking shoes "Check"
Marc and Louise went with:
Massive Camera "Check"
No water, No Snacks, No protection from the elements. These two clown's looked like they were going for a stroll along the beach rather than a hike. O well i thought when they start to suffer we can always ...
... shocked to see all these Vegas type hotels lining the parkway as far as you could see. There was a turn-off for Dollywood...but Ms. Parton will have to wait another trip to see our shining faces.
We picked up some provisions at a local Kroger's grocery store and then took the bypass to get into the park. (This meant we would not drive through Gatlinburg on the way...hopefully missing some traffic) ...