The scenery was awesome! I think most of you know I drive behind Jim in my little Toyota. I have time to think and today it hit me that one year ago, I was sitting in a chair at work wanting to get outside because it was gorgeous, the typical "spring fever" feeling. Today, I'm going down the road viewing our wonderful countryside with all the trees blooming. I just want to tell those that are hoping to get on the road, to do it. If you have to rent an RV for a month, do it. It's the best feeling you'll ever have in your life. If you're thinking part time, full time, or any time, I recommend it. It's freedom from everything that keeps you chained to one place.
Here are some pictures of the Smoky Mountains (that's Tumbleweed ahead of me):
We stopped at a rest stop and had lunch. It's great to stop anytime we want where there's room on the side of the road. We pulled into Raccoon Valley RV Park. It's an Escapees park and we had neighbors come out to meet us almost immediately. The place is undergoing construction to improve their sites and clubhouse, so it will be dusty and noisy during the day on Monday. But that's ok, as we're planning to do a little sightseeing while we're here.
Looking down the street in front of our home.
I'll post more pictures tomorrow. We went out to eat at a local BBQ joint. We don't normally do that, but it was a long day and we just wanted some BBQ. It's a beautiful area and we'll be here till Wednesday.