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When we got off the river we were as hungry as a bear so it was fitting to eat at a little café we found called the Hungry Bear. The BBQ pit was outside and we could see them cooking the meat from our window.
We then took a side trip to Smokey National Park. The road we took reminded me of the river road next to the Guadalupe but ...
... minute video on the history of Bush Beans and how they are canned etc. It was actually very entertaining. We then went to the restaurant where they brought us an appetizer of…. Beans. The menu thankfully had more of a variety but if you ordered a meal with sides you could choose between baked beans, pinto beans, black beans… well you get the idea. For dessert ...
Our next stop for two nights, was just outside Gatlinsburg, which neighbours the Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the whole of America. We had driven around 6 hours that day to get there, and so that evening we took to one of the local fast food joints. Although the locals in there were horrific, the food was exactly what we fancied! The next morning, we had our sights set on the Smoky Mountains. A quick visit to the information centre, with a ...
Elevation gain: roughly 9,050 ft.
Morale at the start of the trip: Eager
Morale at the end of the trip: Deflated with a side of triumphant.
Miles ridden: 73
State lines crossed: 1
An error on the cue sheet - that I was responsible for - caused this treacherous day to look like a 48 miler-day. In fact, it was a 78 mile-day. We recognized the error after ...
... and we made it to the first summit pretty quickly. After many pictures and enjoying the beauty of the mountains below us, we headed down a glorious descent before a second climb and a quick lunch stop before heading back out with Taylor, Jordan, Sam, and Ben. As we hit our 3rd and longest climb of the day, I soon regretted the sunflower butter/banana sandwich I had wolfed down just minutes before. As we hit around mile 5 of the 13 mile climb, I was ready to vomit. However, after ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed