Found a new-to-us road to get from Maggie Valley to the Dragon - NC Hwy #28 - another sweet ride!
Lunch at Deal's Gap, up the Dragon! Was very glad that I wasn't hugging the yellow line at the same time as the two bikes coming the other way were riding on my side ...
On to exploring a side road in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park - to Cade's Cove. There's a scenic loop - single narrow lane, 20 mph limit but "cagers" can only handle about 8 mph, and jump out of their cars at the least provocation. Oh well, it was worth a shot. The road to the loop was very cool.
Besides lusting for the beautiful Crape Myrtle I've been seeing everywhere ... have also been seeing the 'Royal Empress' tree - look like giant velvetleaf!
Landed in Knoxville tonight - same spot we stayed when we were here for Honda Hoot in 2008.
|I want one of these! Have been seeing them all over - Crape Myrtle. |
Wonder if they're hardy in my zone at home??
Must be - we have all kinds of Carolinian species
|Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort!|
|Potential dragon-slayers building confidence, |
or stress-relief after the ride :)
|Sign reads: No Burnouts, Stoppies or Wheelies|
|Disregarding the warnings about drownings, these |
intrepid swimmers are jumping off the rocks into the pool below.