NY to TN and back

The main place to see was the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Honestly…the area is beautiful but I expected it to be bigger.. maybe I am spoiled with the size of the Adirondacks but the area is a beautiful place to visit. On the way down we stayed at a “Harvest Hosts” participating vineyard called Blue Stone Vineyard in Bridgewater, VA . The staff was super friendly, even asked if we had dogs and told us the dogs were welcome to come inside too. It was a bit nippy but we enjoyed a nice bottle on their stone patio overlooking the surrounding fields.

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The night we spent on the bottom half of the propery next to a quiet country road looking out on the vineyard.

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The next 2 night we spent at a “Passport America” campground in Pigeon Forge just outside the Smokeys. $17.50 for FHU including “workable”  WiFi. The place was really cute and located next to a stream so a whole bunch of ducks kept walking by all day long.

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We checked out the visitor center and then enjoyed the beautiful drive through the smoky mountains.

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we had lunch and took the dogs for a small hike at this scenic pull off area

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The night we spent at Smokemont Campground which was mostly empty, the brook nearby lulled us to sleep that night

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We took part of the Blue Ridge Parkway towards North Carolina

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Due to inclement weather the view were not that great  but we enjoyed it nonetheless

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We stayed in a “Jelly Stone” RV park near Natural Bridge, VA

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It’s a beautiful walk through Natural Bridge , they offer rides for disabled and they allow dogs.

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The Natural Bridge

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The Campground was also very empty during that season

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We visited the Woodrow Wilson Museum.

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This German does NOT  make war

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Not knowing what  to expect we visited Gettyburg  but realized fast that this is a trip in itself.

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