Tennessee Trip Day 6 - Smoky Mountain & Cherokee


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Published: October 10th 2014
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Leaves were starting to turn more in the park.
October 2, 2014 (Thursday)

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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.


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The white in the center of the picture was a cloud in the valley.
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Closer view of the cloud in the valley.
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Another view with cloud.
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One of the bear statue in Cherokee
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Even though the Kudzu vines take over and kill the trees I think it pretty. It can make interesting shapes out of the trees.
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View back inside the park heading back to the north entrance.
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View back inside the park heading back to the north entrance.
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View back inside the park heading back to the north entrance.
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Smoky Mount National Park

View back inside the park heading back to the north entrance.
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Smoky Mount National Park

I thought this flower was pretty even though it is a weed.
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Wild Turkeys inside the park.


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