Posted by: Beemer Bob | November 13, 2014

xxxHomeless on the Ridge (Oct 27-29)


OK, OK – I’m really far behind on the blog AGAIN. Cell and internet coverage has been hit and miss, so I try to catch up when I can. Here are a few days for you.
October 27
Today was devoted to more of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The most southern point of the parkway is near the American Indian town of Cherokee, NC. I plotted us a back road route to Cherokee. On the way we stop at a place selling Indian souvenirs. Thee Saint needed to use the facilities while we were there.
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We make it to the southern entrance of the parkway and head north form there.

There are several very cool long tunnels cut through the mountains. Following are a few of the pictures as we went through the tunnels and the views along our route.
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We claim the Blue Ridge in the name of Two Wheeled Texans.

More shots along the way.

We find a nice route down the mountain heading back home.
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We stop in Waynesville on our way home to grab a bite to eat. Forgot to take any pictures of the restaurant, but we do have this photo op of me with some of with my new friends
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October 28
Today we head to Gatlinburg to get some Tennessee Moonshine.
On the way we find this historic covered bridge
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As pretty as it is to see the fall colors on the trees, the leaves are beginning to fall now and that creates a new kind of beauty

Our first stop was the town of Pigeon Forge. There we find a nice place for lunch (The Old Mill Café and Grill).
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Pigeon Forge was a busy hub that appeared to be basicly a staging area for Dolly World. As we were not interested in Dolly, we proceeded on to our destination. Old Smokey Distillery in Gatlinburg.
At the distillery we did the samplings of their booze. I drank all my samples and finished all the samples that the Saint did not drink. We bought several jars of moonshine to add to our booze booty. The most fun of this destination was the live bluegrass music.

A few videos.
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A walking tour of Gatlinburg
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Time to head home.

October 29

Today was just a tour of Waynesville
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Waynesville also has a few craft breweries that warranted a visit. Here I am enjoying a “Punch your face” IPA in the historic Frog Level area of Waynesville.

This area of Waynesville is down by a creek and is the lowest point in Waynesville. It is at frog level – hence the name of this district.
Some shots of the area on this overcast day.

End of another fun day.

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