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.
The night we spent on the bottom half of the propery next to a quiet country road looking out on the vineyard.
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.
We checked out the visitor center and then enjoyed the beautiful drive through the smoky mountains.
we had lunch and took the dogs for a small hike at this scenic pull off area
The night we spent at Smokemont Campground which was mostly empty, the brook nearby lulled us to sleep that night
We took part of the Blue Ridge Parkway towards North Carolina
Due to inclement weather the view were not that great but we enjoyed it nonetheless
We stayed in a “Jelly Stone” RV park near Natural Bridge, VA
It’s a beautiful walk through Natural Bridge , they offer rides for disabled and they allow dogs.
The Natural Bridge
The Campground was also very empty during that season
We visited the Woodrow Wilson Museum.
This German does NOT make war
Not knowing what to expect we visited Gettyburg but realized fast that this is a trip in itself.