But wait, there's more fun to be had!
This is the last blog entry about my vacation, I promise. Everyone kept telling us that we just had to check out Cade's Cove, which is part of the expansive Great Smoky Mountains National Park. So, we decided to head there on Thursday morning. We took one of my many nephews along (the one who is closest to our kid in age - they get along well). We somehow thought that Cade's Cove was about a half-hour from Gatlinburg, but it was over an hour. It was a beautiful drive, though. I also learned a new term along the way: switchback curves. We saw signs warning truckers of "switchback curves ahead" (and advising them to consider an alternate route). I'm not sure of the exact definition but I assume it refers to a road that basically doubles back on itself (and we definitely saw a lot of that). When my Pop-Pop was still alive, he would drive around in the mountains of West Virginia and would often say, "You meet yourself coming back on these roads, doll."