Great Smoky Mountains National Park

It was a 3 days weekends, so we had a short trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Day 1

First state, Kentucky.
First state, Kentucky.
Then, cross the border to Tennessee
Then, cross the border to Tennessee
quick lunch stop at "Sweet P's".  Great BBQ.
A quick lunch stop at “Sweet P’s”. Great BBQ.
I loved the side dish, "Green'n things", basically colored green and some other vegetables.
I loved the side dish, “Green’n things”, basically colored green and some other vegetables.
We entered the park from Townsend, Peaceful side of smoke
We entered the park from Townsend, Peaceful side of smoke
looked at some old (meaning really old) houses,
looked at some old (meaning really old) houses,
Then off to our first hiking. There are a lot of beautiful trails.
Then off to our first hiking.
There are a lot of beautiful trails.
Waterfall after 2.5 miles of hiking
Waterfall after 2.5 miles of hiking
Dinner at another BBQ restaurant.  Bennetts in downtown Gatlinburg.
Dinner at another BBQ restaurant. Bennetts in downtown Gatlinburg.

Day 2

We stayed at a cabin just outside of Gatlinburg.
We stayed at a cabin just outside of Gatlinburg.
Lil' Cabin in the Woods.  Clean, roomy, very nice cabin.  We really loved it, and HIGHLY recommended!
Lil’ Cabin in the Woods. Clean, roomy, very nice cabin. We really loved it, and HIGHLY recommended!
Breakfast at Log Cabin Pancake House
Breakfast at Log Cabin Pancake House
loved the meal, loved the southern accent!
loved the meal, loved the southern accent!
Driving through the park.  scenery roads with a lot of pull offs...  just.. way too many cars... (and we were one of them... lol)
Driving through the park. scenery roads with a lot of pull offs… just.. way too many cars… (and we were one of them… lol)
Tennessee/N.Carolina border
Tennessee/N.Carolina border
the famous Appalachian  Trail go through the park.
the famous Appalachian Trail go through the park.
Watch tower at the highest point in Tennessee.
Watch tower at the highest point in Tennessee.
We did more hikes to go see a few more waterfalls.
We did more hikes to go see a few more waterfalls.
most falls are small, but beautiful.
most falls are small, but beautiful.

Day 3

Last hiking before we leave the park.  this hiking trail goes behind the waterfall.
Last hiking before we leave the park. this hiking trail goes behind the waterfall.
beautiful drive through the forest
beautiful drive through the forest
back on our way home.
back on our way home.
we stopped at a mexican restaurant for dinner.  very spicy, but tasted good
we stopped at a mexican restaurant for dinner. very spicy, but tasted good
seems very authentic Tacos.
seems very authentic Tacos.
We stopped at Indianapolis to drop off our friend.  And as always... no welcome sing at Ohio border....
We stopped at Indianapolis to drop off our friend. And as always… no welcome sing at Ohio border….

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