Thursday, May 02, 2013

Hyper

Kodak, TN
35 57.63 N 083 32.67 W

The TVA camp site was nice. It also gave us a chance to hone our camping skills some more. Someday soon I'll spend a few hours in a library to upload pictures, and post some of them.

This morning we were treated to a spectacular view. In the foreground was the dam, then the lake, then a broad valley, then a fantastic mountain ridge with fog trying to spill over from the east. We presume that the Blue Ridge Parkway must be on top of that ridge.

The Gatlinburg, Smokey Mountain, are seemed appealing but it was not just touristy, but hyper touristed to a ridiculous degree. Typical attractions include Dolly (Parton) World, and a Hatfield McCoy dinner show. We stopped at a tourist bureau to get a map. The lady there wanted us to come to a free breakfast today to hear their pitch about bundles of attraction tickets. She offered free breakfast, and to pay for our campsite, plus a cash bonus just to listen. Jeez.

Today we are heading to the Oak Ridge Energy and Science Museum. Then we will head west stopping short of Nashville for another camping area.

We got several replies to yesterday's post. Most recommend the northern route. Thank you very much.

By the way, the weather calls for rain the next 4 consecutive days. That should test our camping enthusiasm.

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