Smoky Mountains in North Carolina

Published: June 1st 2015
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On the Tennessee River
We arrived in Cherokee, North Carolina 5 days ago. We had a nice trip through Mississippi and Alabama. Stayed in an Alabama State Park on the Tennessee River. Very beautiful with marinas and large r.v. spaces.

Cherokee is the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park on the North Carolina side. We are staying in the Indian Creek R.V. Park which has the Indian Creek running through it. Cherokee is located on a reservation and there is an outstanding museum located in the town which gives a complete history of the Cherokee Indians and their experiences living in this area.

The Smoky Mountain National Park is just full of spectacular views and we spent 1 day exploring the park. The next day we drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway which gives you a different perspective of the the small communities that make up this mountainous area of North Carolina.

We have seen lots of signs about "boiled peanuts". We finally tried some and they are boiled in salty water and taste like bad beans. We did have some neighbors at the r.v. park who fished the rivers near us every day and they gave us 3 beautiful trout. What a treat to have fresh fish!

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Tennessee River R.V. Park

View from our back window

I always wanted to say that I was on the Appalachian Trail!
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North Caroline

Blue Ridge Parkway
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North Carolina Pickup

"Toys of Da Hood" Employee of Rat Cheese had this car hood decorated.
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Indian Creek R.V. Park

Afternoon relaxing...

2nd June 2015

So far how beautiful, other than a lot of driving we are jealous. Hope your trip stays out of some of the weather showing on news channels. OH if you really did get me a Hillary shirt I will wear it proudly, or reluctantly (can't decide yet) hope it's not wrinkle free!
2nd June 2015

Scenery in North Carolina
Beautiful place. We had clear weather for 6 days in the Smoky Mtns until late afternoon then thunderstorms then the sun would come out again. We will travel for 2 days now and then 6 days on the Outer Banks on the beach. We never drive more than 5 hours a day. Drive for 2 then spend 5 or 6 days. We have learned that you don't get too tired.

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