Monday, March 1, 2010

Cades Cove!

Sunday was a miserable cold rainy day. I talked TC into going to Cades Cove.

A "cove" in Smoky Mountain vernacular is a relatively flat valley between mountains or ridges. This particular cove is a showcase for some of the most inspiring natural and cultural treasures that the Southern Appalachian Mountains have to offer. In fact, there are few other places within the entire national park system where both wild nature and human history can be enjoyed in such an idyllic setting.

We drove the 11 mile loop and stopped to take pictures. Starting today, Cades Cove will be closed for about 2 months for repaving. The weather sucked but it was a nice drive. We did see wild turkeys and lots of deer. I was talking to other people there and they told me that you do see many bear in the summer. Seeing bear is one of the main reasons that people go to Cades Cove.

As you can see in the pictures, it was a dreary, cloudy day. It was very muddy and I hated to go in and out of the car to take the pictures.

If you want to read more about Cades Cove go to:
I wonder what I can talk TC into doing today..........

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