Saturday, October 29, 2011

Busy, busy, busy......

Drove through the Smokey Mountains.

My iPhone doesn't do it justice.

Ears 'popped'.

Goes on forever........

Beautiful escarpment.

45 m.p.h.

Saw a sign marked water fall so we followed it here.

Wasn't disappointed.

Heading to Deal's Gap........ we saw this...... Damn!!!

This is the ariel view of the 11 mile stretch of road called "The Dragon"........ there are over 300 turns. It's like driving in a video game...... and believe me, a pick up doesn't handle all that well on it. Unfortunately, a sports car won't pull the Airstream.

Many motorcycles have tried to ride the Dragon......... The "Tree of Shame" showcases several unsuccessful attempts.

Was a great day.

That's all for now.

Gotta run.

8 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I want to ride my bicycle on that road now, did that seem doable?

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

Not sure if you'd be allowed........... it would certainly be a memorable experience ;-D

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Wow...that tree is insane! Beautiful pictures as well!
:)

northernbliss said...

Were you pulling the Airstream on that road???? Kudos to Andrew if he did that. Beautiful. Don't forget we will be in St Pete Beach from the 5th to the 12th so if you are in the neighbourhood...

JP said...

You do not want to ride a bike on the Dragon. I never want to ride it on my motorcycle again! It is harrowing! Although, if they closed the road... nope, still wouldn't do it! That's a fantastic road trip!

lindsay said...

i've heard about the dragon! my friend wanted to do it on his bike but i tried to talk him out of it :) gorgeous road trip!

That Pink Girl said...

Oh my that is just gorgeous!

Fruit Fly said...

Wow!! Those picture almost leave me speechless. Very pretty!!

That road would totally make me car sick for sure!