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For today’s Smoky Mountain adventure, we decided to head into the national park and drive the Cades Cove loop. We did this the last time we were here too and it’s a really fun and beautiful drive.
We didn’t see any bears, but there were tons of wild turkeys around, and that’s almost as good as a bear, right?
There are lots of places to pull off if you want to stop to take pictures, or stare out at the treeline with binoculars hoping to see a bear or two peek through. Wyatt declared this his favorite part of the day.
You can also stop at various historic sites along the way. The weather wasn’t great today so we didn’t stop a lot, but while there was a break in the rain so we stopped at the Carter Shields Cabin to have a look around.
After our trip into the park we headed back into Pigeon Forge and ate at Mel’s Diner. Ten out of ten, would recommend. Especially the milkshakes and onion rings. I’ll probably be dreaming about those onion rings, to be honest.
And that was pretty much our day! Can’t wait to see what we get up to tomorrow.
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