Today I just drove enjoying the views. I went from the north entrance of the park to the south entrance then along the Blue Ridge Parkway down to 19 then over to Cherokee and back to Gatlinburg. When I arrived in Cherokee I was sad I had to turn heading to Gatlinburg because I knew that was the turning point for starting to head home. I will leave Gatlinburg tomorrow and start heading back toward Dallas. I think I’m going to go home thru Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. I have never been in Alabama or Mississippi.
Cherokee has a lot of bear status all over town painted up with Indian scenes. They are pretty. I also saw several Cherokee Indian dressed up in full Indian gear and giving demonstrations on various things.