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Sue Bee

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Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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Bedrocker - You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

Sleepy - Speaking of rock slides, two or three days later and I might have been in one! There was a rock slide on the Little River Road on the 18th then another on the 19th. Check out the size of the rocks - www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/mar/19/crew-c........ng-rock-slide-little-river-road-may-reo/. Wow! If one of those had come down as I passed it would have turned my hardtop camper into a popup!

seldomseensmith - Yeah, we've had a bad winter here too. We had snow on the ground for over a week [emoticon]

silversand - It actually wasn't a bad drive. While there was a lot of snow on the trees and ground the road was just wet. No salt is used in the Park though, just sand. A few degrees cooler and it might have been a different story.

Harleybullet - Thanks!

kohldad - Yep, I'm sure you planned it that way. We'll do Cataloochee sometime soon. Ask Linda if she'll come if I promise not to make it snow.

cewillis - GSMNP is definitely a nice place to explore but be prepared for crowds if you go in the summer. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also a must see in the area. The Sugarlands ranger said to expect it to open a little later than usual this year though. This winter's heavy snows have brought down a lot of trees that will need to be cleaned up.

Roadlover - We sent my grandparents up to the Pisgah Inn for their 50th anniversary. I hope you don't wait that long to go back!

weymard - Even though I'd been in the area many times it was the first time I'd stopped at the mill. Never too late to learn!

Sue Bee - It was the most fun I've ever had while traveling to a meeting. My TC is opening up all sorts of possibilities!

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Lovely photos and good write up for just a "quick trip". The part about the mill was superb.
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Very, very good report! If I may add; the flour and corn meal produced in the mill is some of the finest we have ever had. Made good bread and corn muffins in the dutch oven while camping in the Smokies and later at home. Also the sour wood honey produced in the area is the best I have ever had. Any honey lover should try it!
Again thanks for the report.


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Very n-ice pictures, I've never had ice crystals falling around me before. It must have been surreal. Thanks for the post of being in the right place at the right time.

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GoinThisAway, took the same route March 24th, still snow at the top, unfortunetly, we ended up in Gatlinburg, what a tourist trap that was, we then went to Luray Caverns and then came home to Central Pa.

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Great report! I love to see pictures and yours are top notch!---LOUIE

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RenoAl - Glad you liked the mill writeup. I learned in college that the best way for me to understand and remember something is to write it down. I guess old habits are hard to break [emoticon]

wayward1 - Yummm! Now I'm hungry for some corn muffins with honey!

whazoo - I think it was so enjoyable because it was so unexpected.

davedye - There is one nice area at Gatlinburg. It is an 8-mile loop road off to the north where a lot of local art and crafts are made and sold. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/

shanty66 - And I'm finding it to be a lot more fun to share my photos than to just stick them in a box or in my computer [emoticon]

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