Before venturing up to the top of Clingman’s Dome, Ray, the kids and I took a leisurely drive through Cades Cove. The drive to the cove was beautiful… with the road winding and curving through the mountains and alongside a river… though at times it was bit much for me. I’ve found out that I can not read maps while in a moving vehicle… I thought I could… but I can’t.
We had a bit of bad luck with the weather while down in Tennessee… it was either raining or overcast (with the threat of rain) the first few days there. Our last full day there though was forecast to be a beautiful – though chilly day and we meant to take advantage of every minute of sunshine!