Sweet hubby and I are home again from a wonderful vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains.
We trailered the motorcycle to Cherkoee, North Carolina and rode the Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700 on the Cherohala Skyway, the Tail of the Dragon (twice), the Moonshiner 28 to Fontana Dam and Deals Gap, the Cades Cove scenic parkway, the Foothills Parkway, and the Blue Ridge Parkway from Cherokee, NC. to Asheville, NC. We also rode the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and saw the play, Unto These Hills, (a history of the Cherokee Indian Nation) and so much more.
It was a week packed full of beautiful mountain scenery, curvy roads for the motorcycle, lots of good food. The train ride was a first for me and I truly enjoyed every minute of it. We rode in an adult only train car, no screaming urchins allowed. The food prepared by the cook on the train was delicious!
I highly recommend a vacation to this part of our fantastic nation. Prices are extremely reasonable. People are friendly. Restaurants have some of the finest dining you will find anywhere on earth.
Below are just a few pictures.
The following picture is a screen grab from MoonshinePhoto.com, (thus the watermark) - one of the many professional photographers present and taking pictures at the Tail of the Dragon, 318 sharp curves on 11 miles of road. Not for the faint of heart. Sweet hubby plans to purchase the many great photos and I will post some when we get them.