farewell, mountains

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Just 20 minutes down from the “smoky” Clingman’s Dome, we were out of the clouds. The Gatlinburg Bypass features several scenic overlooks.

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At the bottom left of this photograph is where we departed for our Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram. Beyond Gatlinburg on the right is the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Grotto Falls we also visited earlier in the week. Further beyond is Mount Le Conte, which was shrouded today.

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After lunching at Five Guys in Pigeon Forge, we bought Christian and Rebecca jackknives at Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville. [I must remember to photograph those snazzy new pocket knives.] Another stop at Bass Pro Shops, and we finally left Tennessee.

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Farewell, mountains.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
near Gatlinburg, TN
then I-75 north of Knoxville?
and just over the border into Kentucky