Let me give you a visual so you can try to understand where I’m coming from:
That still doesn’t do it justice. Let me try again:
Ahh…now we’re cooking.
Like I was saying, I don’t know how many times I have been to the Smokies, it’s been that many and it’s not like it’s a hop, skip and jump away. Going from Chincoteague to Pigeon Forge was exactly 620.90 miles which is 10 hours and 31 minutes driving time. Roughly, I would say I’ve been four or five times.
The reasons were varied. The first time it was on a lark coming back from Arkansas. I saw the sign for the Smokie National Park and decided to veer off 80 and go check it out.
But the second, third and fourth time, it was for vacation because ever since that first time, I felt like I had to keep going back.
And you see why?
The picture above was a special moment. I wanted some sunrise pictures. In order to have sunrise pictures, you have to get up literally at the crack of dawn. Forget the fact that you’ve not had much sleep from the night before. You were on a mission. Here’s another:
These were taken off the deck of our mile high cabin. Oh, btw, if they tell you these cabins are in the clouds, believe’em.
I’ll be back to tell you more about my Smokie vacations tomorrow.