Cades Cove

Welcome To get to Cades Cove you will need to enter from old State Highway 73 which turns into Laurel Creek Rd.  Even the scenery entering this loop from the main road is just awesome. Cades Cove is an 11-mile scenic loop that will take you anywhere from 2-4 hours to tour. It could actually take … Read more

Visiting Bald River Falls in Cherokee National Forest

Bald River Falls Sign

  Welcome Although the weather was not cooperative while we were in Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains never disappoint. When we first rolled into the KOA in Sweetwater Tennessee it was 87 degrees and the sun was in full force. Unfortunately, after a thunderstorm that night the temperatures never got up that high for the rest … Read more

Texas Air And Space Museum

Air Museum Sign

Welcome Many times while we are relaxing at our campsite, we like to sit at the rear of our RV and watch the planes and helicopters take off and land at the airport behind us. Bell Helicopter is located there and makes one of the coolest helicopters I have ever seen. The Osprey. They put … Read more

Ripleys Aquarium Of The Smokies

Building Front

Welcome When the weather forecast for Pigeon Forge was less than perfect we needed to find an indoor activity. The concierge guy in the KOA in Pigeon Forge recommended Ripley’s Aquarium. It was a good call. We were able to get a trolley from Pigeon Forge right to the front door of the aquarium for … Read more

Clingmans Dome

Dome From Afar

Welcome One of the stops we made while staying in Tennessee was Clingmans Dome. It is located in the Great Smoky Mountains very close to the Tennessee/North Carolina border. It is the highest point in Tennessee. Whether you are in a car or on a motorcycle (motorcycle is my choice) the Great Smoky Mountains do … Read more

Noah Bud Ogle Farms Hike

Noah Bud Farmhouse Front View

Located near the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park from the Tennessee side you’ll find this cool little hiking trail called Noah Bud Ogle Farms. You enter from 441 to Historic Nature Trail/Cherokee Orchard Rd which loops around and becomes Roaring Fork Nature Trail. Once you enter the loop there are numerous overlooks and … Read more