2008 Georgia Bulldogs Football Roadtrip travel blog

A beautiful clear fall day for a drive in the Smokies

The trees were wearing their fall colors

We stopped to look at a small waterfall

Blondie wants to go swimming

A bear cub and his mama were searching for food by the...

The cub checking me out

He climbed the tree when the Ranger scared them off

Horses grazing in the field at Cades Cove

Some of the trees have lost their leaves

The oldest cabin in Cades Cove

The same cabin from a distance

Primitive Baptist Church built in the 1820's

A working grist mill

Millstones lined the walkway to the mill

This tree was beside the mill

The mill race

Loved these red leaves

Henry explored another cabin

This was one of three deer beside the road


It was a beautiful, clear fall day so we took a drive to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Some of the trees have already dropped their leaves but the ones that are left are brilliant orange, gold and red. The pictures don't do the colors justice. We stopped for lunch in a picnic area where a mama bear and her cub had also decided to have a snack. They ignored all the tourists until a Ranger came along to scare them away. He said the bears and our sandwiches weren't a good combination. After lunch we drove through Cades Cove, a beautiful eleven mile one way loop road through. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.



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