18. Road Trip – 2018/2019: Feb. 23 to Mar. 1

Our week in Gatlinburg, Tennessee was quite interesting. The day we arrived they had a “1 in 100 year flood” so there was a lot closed for a few days, including roads, even an Interstate. The timeshare we stayed at had been seriously damaged (they were one of the lucky ones) by a wildfire in 2016 and so there was a lot of construction going on. In spite of all of this we quite enjoyed our stay.

Gatlinburg sits on the edge of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. On the second day I hiked up to Rainbow Falls, and once the roads opened we toured around the area and drove over the mountains on Route 441 into North Carolina a couple times. With all the rains, there was a lot of water running down the mountains, streams, creeks and rivers. Gorgeous!

There are some interesting day trips here.