I was in hopes of being on the road today heading but it was not to be. I called about 9am and they said they had parts if they were all correct they estimated Thursday afternoon for completion. I could not stand sitting around the motel another whole day so I took off for the Nantahala Gorge.
Back in the mid 80's when we lived in Arkansas we had come over here as a church group of men and rafted this river and the Chattooga. So I headed for Pigeon Forge.
|Busy Pigeon Forge|
|I have to cross these Mountains|
|got my stamps here|
|This brings the water to the mill|
|Scenic creek below the mill|
|This is the public take out sign the commercial take outs are huge this spot is tiny.|
|These buses take you up river loaded with people and rafts on top.|
After a good burger for lunch along the side of the river I headed for home and inadvertently ended up on highway 129 on a section that is called the Tail of the Dragon. Motorcycles and sport cars come from all over the country to run this road. The speed limit is set at 30mph and that is too fast for some of the turns. Over 300 curves in 11 miles. Check out the link. I always wanted to bring the Mini we had over here. I did get a nice view of one of the lakes near the end of the run.
|One of many lakes and dams that produce electric power|
|Cell phone picture, the black part is the new trailing arm.|
Thats about it for today.
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