What a great day we had today. We left early this morning and headed across the Great Smoky Mountains. Boy were they pretty.
The higher we went the more color we saw. There was a stream that followed the highway that hand some fly fisherman out there trying their luck.
We stopped at an old mill that had been built in the late 1800's and had been restored in 1933.
Doug and Jim took their time in the old mill until they had it all figured out exactly how the mill worked and just how to build another one. The original one cost $600 to build. That was alot of money back then.
It was very pretty and peaceful there at the mill. We left there and headed up the mountain. It wasn't long before we crossed state lines.
Here is Doug standing on the state line. Notice the fog behind him. It was getting real thick by the time we headed down the mountain. We saw one wild turkey and a small herd of elk grazing on the side of the road. When I first saw them at a distance I thought they were horses. LOL My first thought was, Oh dear, all those horses have gotten out and are going to get hit by the cars.
Wish that I had a zoom camera so that you could see them better. I didn't get a pic of the turkey.
When we got off the mountains, we went into Gaitlinburg. This was on the main drag. The song, Save a Horse, Ride a cowboy, was playing. It was real cute. After walking up and down the entire main drag (which took half the day), we decided to eat at Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co. It was real good.
We finished off the day by stopping at the Leather outfitters. After trying on lots of hats, Doug got this one.
I think he looks distinguished! It's been a long day and we have another busy one planned for tomorrow. Libbie is going to Zip thru the trees. I think I will just watch.