All good things must come to an end. We have been very fortunate with weather for our visit to The Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee, North Carolina.
The bear above was outside our hotel. I had looked at it so many times as we came and went from our hotel and finally got a picture just before we headed home.
It was only a few moments after we pulled out of Cherokee, North Carolina, before we stopped along the road to take pictures of this mountain stream.
Here's a short video of the water rushing past us.
Further on the road we stopped again. This sign explains what happened here in the Smokies in 1910, the year my mother was born.
The forest was literally stripped of its lumber before the land was bought and protected to become a National Park. Mother Nature has returned the forest to us.
We stopped. First we went to a leather store where we had stopped before. I am in the market for a new purse. The store was great, but didn't have a purse I wanted to buy.
After that lunch we managed to stay awake, drive through Kentucky, and home to Cincinnati.
I hope you've enjoyed traveling with us once again.