The next morning we all gather at the campground entrance for a bus tour to Cades Cove (in the Smoky Mountain National Forest)
We all get settled on the bus and off we go
We've got some great river views on the way in
We saw some wild turkeys
Lots of majestic mountain scenery
and a Bear!!!
We also learned that Cades Cove was a thriving settlers community with
(If you can prove you are a direct desendent of the settlers here, you can still be buried here)
A town center with the public building
A blacksmith shop
a water run mill
(Did you know "millin around" came from the settlers coming into town and waiting on their turn to have their corn/grain milled)
and the grand house in town
Of course most of the settlers lived in log homes like this
We returned to the campground and I got shots of all of us at the campground.
FYI the website for the Little River KOA is: http://koa.com/campg...-great-smokies/
Snarky Sign is out again!!
Also, Olivia (Liv Luvs Disney) and her beautiful children came by for a bit
Then the group all wandered down the road for dinner at a local place
The name is.....
After dinner, we once again got a fire going, pulled out the happy hour stuff and enjoyed each other's company.
Coming next, heading for Virginia/Tennessee/Kentucky!!