The highlight of the trip today was going through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Established by congress in the 1930’s as part of Roosevelt’s job creation program, the park is a true gem. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina, and the Appalachian Trail run through the center of the 820 square mile Park. If you get an opportunity to check out this beauty grab it!
After coming out on the West end of the park at Pigeon Forge, a busy tourist town best to avoid, we continued heading Northwest and ended up in Norris State Park next to the Norris Dam. The dam is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority, again another successful part of Roosevelt’s job creation program during the 1930’s.
The plan is to make it to our last stop in Kentucky tomorrow, before heading home on Tuesday.