On Day 3 of our '07 Vacation, we went to the Great Smokey Mtn Natl Park (http://www.gsmnp.com/) via the Pisgah Natl Forest and Looking Glass Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway. All were beautiful and despite the on and off rain during the day, we managed to see a lot and take a lot of pictures. While in the park, we climbed to Clingman's Dome (a .5 mile walk up a very steep hill - elevation 6,000+ ft) on the Appalachian Trail. Boy, were we winded by the time we got to the top!!! We also visited a Mountain Farm Museum which was quite interesting. The 'Farm Museum' is a working farm museum as it actually included real animals (chickens, roosters, pigs, etc) and real crops (corn & sorghum for syrup). On the way home, we stopped in Cherokee at what must surely be one of the only Big Boy restaurants (http://www.bigboy.com//) still in existence and right across the street from it found the 'perfect' motel for me - the Pink Motel.
Russell spotted a bear beside our cabin when we pulled in the driveway this evening. I went in search of him so I could take a picture but never spotted him.