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Im in the Smokey Mts and LOVIN IT!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Jenlyn9483, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Hey everyone just wanted to share that I just took my first trip to the smokey mountains. Im staying in Maggie Valley NC. We drove up yesterday. It was 29 degrees when we got here and it was snowing 5am this morning. Our hotel overlooks a huge beautiful mountain. At 7am we drove up to Cherokee and it was 16 degrees and the snow was blowing everywhere. I finally got to where my snow boots without everyone looking at me funny. This is my first time being in the snow really. I love it up here. We are going to home some time on thursday. My soon to be inlaws are moving back up here so Im sure I will get plenty of opportunity to come back and visit this beautiful place. Maybe in a yr or so we may decide to move up here too.
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    We did a tour of the Smokey Mountains many many moons ago....before children ...on the Harley..a group of us.....was very beautiful and we also went on Route 329 ...now called the tail of the dragon....I hear....We had a great time
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Quote:We rode the dragon too. .....in a Chevy Cobalt [​IMG]
    Did you get the "I rode the dragon "shirt at the local HD dealership.
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Jenlyn9483, if you get the chance while you are up that way, go to Townsend, TN and drive through Cades Cove. It will be worth the trip. It's one of the most beautiful places in the smokies and there are tons of wildlife. You will most likely see deer and bears and if you are lucky maybe a fox or bobcat. Lovely place. I just love it there. Hubby and I made a trip up there on our Harley this summer.
  5. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    My Hubby was down in Tennessee last year for bussiness and he picked up a shirt at the HD dealership on the back it has the "I rode the the tail" of the dragon...
    What I remember about all those turns was never knowing a rig was coming around the corner..I was co pilot....and a good friend of ours getting off his bike fast ahead of us and him jumping around taking off his pants because he got stung by two bees ....he had a tank top on and the bee's managed to get down to the his waist line..he had a pot belly.....oh that was so funny...luckily we had an emergency room nurse with us ....with her "kit".....I can picture the big baby laying on the forest floor and the nurse taking care of him..we have photo's ..and he looked so scary back then ....long beard ....long hair ....tats...now he's a dad ....nice guy...but everyone reminds him of that day still...hee hee hee!!
  6. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Alamance, NC
    That is a beautiful area through there. I think that is also the area that "Popcorn Sutton" lives in.

    He is known in the area as being one of the best moonshiners. He has also written a book that you can buy around there somewhere that I would love to read sometime.

    A beautiful area and very peaceful there as well. I sure hope you enjoy your visit. I would also love to live in that area. It is a much more peaceful way of life than most people live today in the hustle bustle of the cities and jobs.

    Have fun, and post some pictures if you can!
  7. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    [​IMG] I wish they had a smilie for "green with envy"!!
    enjoy...take lots of pictures and show them to us!
    I traveled through there several times....beautiful...
    I lived in NC for 2 years....(Camp Lejuene)
    Snow.... [​IMG] We had a VERY VERY thick frost this morning...the grass did look snow covered....hmmmm....
    Oh well, I did want to go see my family for Thanksgiving...so not going to rush the snow here...
    Have fun.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2008
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Quote:Never heard of him, but i had the pleasure to meet and share moonshine with Jesco White.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I love the Blue Ridge mtns. I'm in GA right at the NC line. Hope I never have to live in the Flatlands of anywhere!
  10. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Hi Jenlyn9483! So glad to know you're having a great time and loving the area that I call home! I used to live in Bradenton, FL & now live in Bryson City which is right next door to Cherokee. So did ya go to the casino in Cherokee? Whenever you come back to the area again, if it's warm weather try riding the train in Bryson City - it's a lot of fun. In wintertime the train will do rides based on "The Polar Express" which is a ton of fun for kids (& adults too!). DEFINITELY go to Cades Cove in TN. Dollywood is a blast in TN & they have a Polar Express attraction too now. Have you driven through Dillsboro (great shops) or Sylva (where I work)? Hope u have a nice trip! [​IMG]

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