Smoky Falls Lodge
Travel Blogs from Maggie Valley
... all sorts of goodies. It was a kinda weird place.
The weirdest experience was a restaurant called 'Dick's Last Resort'. These restaurants are everywhere now that we are aware of them. We walked in to the restaurant and the guy was like 'Welcome to Dick's! Have you been before?' We were like 'No', he then said 'You have heard of us before right?', our response 'Nope'. 'His response 'So you've just ...
... an escape from the humid areas of the plantations. The town boomed further in the 1880's as a recovery centre for TB patients. We had dinner in Southern style restaurant, Tupelo Honey Cafe, which promised an innovative take on traditional cooking. The reality was fairly bland food. Our hotel, the Indigo, is brand new and very ...
... half asleep, to the bathroom, and still be half-asleep by the time I get back in bed. On the trail, I have to find my headlamp, put on my shoes, gather my TP, shuffle out to some spot preferably not right next to the shelter because that is just rude, position myself so I don’t urinate on my feet, get back to the shelter, wash my hands with Purell, take off my shoes, get back into my bag, take off my headlamp… all without waking everyone else. Needless to say, I ...
Happy Labor Day People (though we will make the argument that we labored more yesterday)
today is Waterfall challenge #2. This one was Grotto falls and only 3~ish miles and supposedly not so uphill. (This being a waterfall I was not going to be fooled by the promise of 'no' uphill...)
We carried a lighter load today (smart move #1) and brought along our water shoes ...
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 ...