Check them out at: www.tworiverscampground.com
We had a great drive today. We took the big I-40 as far east of Nashville as Lebanon. Then we cut down south of the I-40 to Hwy 70. This is our favourite type of travel. It is a beautiful 2 lane, country highway that meanders through, perhaps, some of the prettiest countryside we have seen in a while. Hwy 70 wandered us through the small towns of Watertown, Sparta to Crossville. From there it was onto Hwy 68 that takes you south and east through Grandview and over to Madisonville. At Madisonville, we turned left (north) onto Hwy 411 through to Marysville, which is a bit of a four laner for a little while. After that it was east again on Hwy 321 to Pigeon Forge (did you get all that Diane J?) Doug's sister, Diane like to follow us on a map so I try and remember to give her our driving directions when they go off the beaten path, which this certainly did today. We actually only added about 20 miles distance over the interstate but we definitely added a bit more time to wind our way through all the little towns. Check out the pictures and see if you think it was worth it. Keep in mind, of course, that "road pictures" are never the best anyway!!
Watts Bar Dam area...
It looks like they have some type of "lock" system here....
In the distance.........do I see MOUNTAINS?
The Great Smoky Mountains!!!
It's been a long, long time since we have seen mountains!!
There were quite a few warnings for trucks about the
switchbacks on this pass. "Consider another route"!!
The greeting committee for Site #67
Bathroom building right behind us!!
Seems that we lost another hour again on the road today. We are now back on Eastern Time. The state of Tennessee is divided in half for time zones!! We actually arrived here about 6:30 pm (EST) but our clocks said it was 5:30 pm (CST). The campground is situated between a quiet country road and a nice creek. It was a bit dark to get very good pictures today, but I will get better ones tomorrow. This park honours Passport America so that means we have our spot for $21.33 (incl. tax). After the big cities we have been in, it is a pretty reasonable rate.
There is a little shuttle that comes into the park to take you to the town. The gentleman in the office told us that for $2.50 each, you can ride the shuttle for the whole day, getting on and off. Just our style!!!
We aren't sure what we are doing tomorrow. I can tell you that Dollywood is not open until next weekend but even if it was we would pass on it. It costs about $58 each to get in!!!
Thought for the Day: Good manners and kindness are always in fashion.