Sunday, July 20, 2008

And We're Back!

Missed me? Patrick and I went on vacation last week to the Great Smokey Mountains. We borrowed my parent's camper and stayed at the campground in Cades Cove. The campground was a bit more primitive than a lot of the ones I've stayed at in the recent past. There weren't any hookups for electricity or water and while there was a restroom a short walk from our site, there weren't any showers. It is a beautiful campground in the mountains.

The cades cove loop/settlement is not very far from the campground, a lot of people take bikes to the loop and some hike there. We thought about biking the loop, but decided to take our truck instead. Taking the truck was a good thing though, because we found out about a road that leads to another road called the Dragon's Tail. The Dragon's Tail is an eleven mile stretch of of road through the mountain with 318 curves in it. It is like a roller coaster and motorcyclists just love it. The road that lead from Cades Cove to the Dragon's Tail is called Parson's Branch Road and it ends in the middle of the Dragon's Tail. We went to the left and ended up in a place called Deal's Gap. But more on that in a future post.

We spent a lot of time in Gatlinburg too. Stay tuned to future posts about our adventures in the Great Smokey Mountains.

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