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Watson Wander: One day in the Smokies

From the bloggers at Watson Wander.

Well we survived our short detour to Charlotte, N.C., and are now back in Tennessee. To be more specific, Tim survived three days at the office, while I survived three days of being stuck inside at an RV/mobile home park while it rained.

I know that it can’t possibly rain all the time in Charlotte, but both times we have visited it has rained every day which doesn’t do much for my impression of the city. We did smarten up this time around by staying at an RV park much closer to Tim’s office which cut his commute time down from the 45 minutes he endured last spring at the McDowell Nature Preserve, to only 15 this time.

The downside was that the park (Elmore RV Park) was in a not so desirable area with no nearby parks or walking trails. After two days stuck inside I drove Tim into the office on Friday thinking that I could find a park for some exercise…and then it started raining and continued on and off all day, despite the fact that the weather forecast had been calling for sun. Makes me happy that we live in a house with wheels.

It was still raining when we left on Saturday morning to head back west into Tennessee. Once again, the weather forecast called for the sun to make an appearance on Sunday (we must be some kind of suckers to believe that the weather can ever be accurately predicted) so we decided to forgo I-40 in favor of Rt. 441 through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The plan was to spend the night in the park and then wake up to a gorgeous sunny day perfect for hiking.

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