We’re at Melissa’s mom’s place, getting ready to sleep for a week after driving for a week.
The drive through the Great Smoky Mountains was quite nice — there’s a ghostly charm unique to the southern Appalachians. I hoped to spot evidence of the Appalachian Trail but found out I missed the turn-off on the Tennessee side of the border.
For now my main focus is kicking back after a long drive. I’ll post some pics for now and perhaps write a longer post on the experience of driving west to east later this week (if I get inspired.)
Approaching the Smokies east of Knoxville.
Wider shot of the same area.
Second of a pair of short tunnels under the range.
Found these wildflowers at a rest stop on the Carolina side of the border,
Almost there. Looks a lot like Tennessee, though the right of way isn’t groomed quite as well in North Carolina.
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