Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Trip Start Sep 07, 2013
Trip End Oct 30, 2013

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Town Mountain Travel Park
What I did
All of Appalachian history,

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

No blog yesterday since there was no cell service in Townsend, TN (no wine, either, the hillbillies)

We did the rest of the Natchez Trace Parkway with beautiful views, and a lot of historical signs (we stopped at every one of them).  This was the trail used by Federal Troops in the War of 1812, when they liberated New Orleans, etc.  Not a lot of photos of this because you are not going to read all this information.  But any stops we made at commercial places, (like gas, or whatever) we asked where we could get some real moonshine.  We got some strange looks.

And what's with this mowing fetish these southerners have?  Huh?  Every highway, parkway, homes on all roads, no matter how small or lavish all sported putting greens for lawns along even the most remote area.  Really?  This Blue Ridge Parkway, for example, couldn't be more in the boonies, but, guess what......mowed shoulders, medians etc.  Mowin' fools.  AND, the roads are all silk ribbons.  S'up with that?  Anyway, love the south, their culture, civility and lush greenness, but give me the Pacific Northwest to live in.

Took the Blue Ridge Parkway, which, potentially was fabulous, but it came down in buckets today, and the higher we climbed in the mountains, the foggier it got, until we couldn't see 25 feet in front of us.  They had all these viewpoints, but couldn't see squat.  Here's a few photos of some of the highlights along the way, but in general, it was a BUST.

DISCLAIMER.  Yeah, yeah, I've had some misspellings, since I'm just writing this stuff down, and don't intend to see it in print in the New York Times, so I don't really work on spelling; plus I relied on spell check, but discovered it doesn't work on this blog - don't know why.  So if you think I'm illiterate, deal with it.
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sandor toth on

You look a little taller Joe. The rain must be helping. Enjoying the photos and commentaries.

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