Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So What's Next

We’ve been here for almost two weeks.  We’ve seen most of the family and a few friends.  The big, bad jury duty is over.  Must be time to hit the road again.  So, where to next?

That little trip to Alaska ate a big chunk out of the budget, so no big trips this year.  We’re sticking close to Tennessee.  In fact, we may be in Tennessee most of the summer.  Tennessee can get pretty hot during the summer so we need to head for the mountains of East Tennessee.  There is some good hiking in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Might as well start there.

For the past several days we’ve had my well-worn trail map of the Smokies spread out on the table.  To accompany the map, I got out my favorite guidebook for the hiking trails.  We’ve thumbed through the book and traced trail with our fingers.  Looks like Cades Cove on the northwest side of the park will be our first stop.

Mike and Peggy rolled in about mid-afternoon today.  After they got all squared away we enjoyed the evening with them.  Got to hear a few more of the details of their adventures in Texas with Darrell and Judy.

They need a day off the road tomorrow to relax interspersed with a few chores.  We’ll see them off and on tomorrow, then on Friday morning we’ll all be pulling up stakes and heading east.

That’s it for today.  Thanks for tagging along.


  1. Cades Cove is just beautiful. Of course, we didn't hike it. :) But those Great Smoky Mountains are gorgeous. Have fun!

  2. This is the news I've been waiting for!! Come on over - the hiking's mighty fine!

  3. Let us know if you get close to our neck of the woods--Mountain City--Appalachian Trail goes right thru Johnson County -- but you know that already!!! Trail Days in May is in Damascus!!