Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We're here. We're somewhere!

Finally. We're in a new place ready for a new experience. It's the Great Smoky Mountains! We'll be driving in tomorrow morning early. It's free too. It's the only national park with no entrance fee. There's a story there but I have to go read it again.

So we got our site today and this evening we drove through Gatlinburg real quick which is right at the entrance of the park. It's an upscale, beautiful, tourist town. It's kind of like a Palm Springs of Tennessee - verrry nice. It has lots of eateries, quite a few pancake houses we noticed, Baskin Robbins, Ripley's Believe It or Not, a wax museum, t-shirt shops. We drove straight through and the road enters the national park and it was evening, not quite dark, but in the forest it was completely dark! So we quickly turned around. The forest is scary at night kind of the same way the ocean is scary at night.

We're looking forward to waking in the morn and seeing the Smokies in the early light. We saw mist! There's lots of mist exactly like I've read about. Wow.

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