The photo is from my ridiculously brief visit to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. That side-trip was always a planned feature of the trip. I had no idea the only way into that park (National Park!) is through an unbelievably congested commercial zone – much like Las Vegas. It took 4 hours to drive in and out of the park. I think it is unconscionable to make a trip through Dollywood and Gatlinburg the mandatory route to a National Park. I guess I am the only one who feels this way…
I stayed in cabins (without bathrooms) on my way to North Carolina. It was an adventure, but I decided to stay in hotels on the way back. I am on a fluffy bed in one as I write. I will be home tomorrow. Thank you Jesus. I tried to post a photo, but I am close to out of data on my phone and the hotel wifi is dreadful.
i don’t think I can write about my family until I get back to my computer at home.
I cannot wait to get home. As always, a trip away has made me appreciate how wonderful my life is. I’ll be home tomorrow.
Its been a good trip, but very hard to drive 3000 miles alone. Also difficult to see the impact of age on my family
ill write from home.