Econo Lodge North
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... and Kids. We reached the visitors centre where left the car, we took the tram/bus into Gatlinburg which was so very busy due to the July 4th celebrations. There were lots of gift shops and many places to eat. There does not appear to be anything left of the old town. We decided to go on the ski lift which we enjoyed even though Maggie does not like heights, Realising we felt hungry we stopped at a famous ...
... we decided to head for Knoxville.We had booked through Airbnb for tonight and needed to be there at 4pm as Vicki the owner was going out. It was at this point it all went wrong. We travelled through heavy rain,clouds and very twisting roads up and down mountains. We realised afterwards this was Smokey Mountain Pass, reaching a height of over 5000 ft.(No wonder we went through clouds) and realised were going the wrong way when we saw the Cherokee road sign ( this ...
Lots of Pictures- Get a feel for the road. I took I 77 west to the tunnel which crossed into West Virginia and took SR-598 to Bluefield where you see the first great vista. 598 hits 19 s to Tazweil where Rt. 16 starts, "The Back of the Dragon". Wow what a ride. I followed 16 to Rt. 58 at the Log Cabin Store in the pictures. Rt. 58 was a surprise because I was expecting rolling curves and country riding ...
... still wanted to let loose.
We continued through the forest until we came to one of the larger picnic areas and campgrounds. We found a spot to park and got Harley out to do some looking around. The creek runs through the campground so it was my turn to take off my shoes and get into the water with Harley. It was pretty cold, alright. Fortunately it was only ankle deep and not running very fast and the streambed was mostly sandy.
... tried to get a reservation a few days ago, it was most likely already booked up well in advance. Not to mention it would be super busy in Nashville.
OK, time to move to Plan B. Plan B was actually our original Plan A and that was to stay in Sevierville, Tennessee, where the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was located. So she looked in our Good Sam book and found a place in Sevierville and was able to get a spot with plenty of trees. Cool.