Ole Boy and I "snuck" away on a vacation to East Tennessee and North Carolina. We went a little later than we normally do this year because last year, the color was still mostly green. Bryson City, NC, was first on our agenda. Travel on Wednesday was perfect...sunny and warm! However, the next day, our train ride was anything but sunny and warm! We left for Gatlinburg after the ride, and it began to rain.
Bryson City, NC:
Our train ride was fun but COLD!
It finally warmed up on the second half of the journey.
Nantahala National Forest
(The train stopped here for a short layover.)
I snapped a lot of pictures, but between the jostling of the tracks and the movement of the train (and the limited talents of the photographer) I didn't get a lot of clear pictures while we were moving. Here are a few:
These flowers were at the depot.
I was a little surprised to see them!
Baby Bear...he didn't turn out too clear,
More From Cades Cove:
The not so cute....
Gooblers and Gobblers
After seeing how past peak North Carolina was, I was
I needn't have worried!