June 27, 2013

What a show last night! And it was free, courtesy of Mother Nature. It was a night full of loud thunder, dramatic lightning and torrential rain. We must have had at least 2 inches of rain fall on the Park and the creek behind it.

I’m sorry that I didn’t take pictures yesterday so you could see the difference last night’s storm made. But take my word for it, the creek wasn’t moving and was well below the picnic tables. There was a family tenting down in the tent area, but no more!

We are going to have possible thundershowers for a couple more days, so this will be interesting. The humidity is above 80%. When you come out of an air-conditioned building, your glasses fog up. My hair, which I decided to make pretty today since I wouldn’t need to wear a hat (no sun), has curled without any thought to what would look good. So, on goes the hat anyway.

We journeyed out to find out how to get to the National Park, which was our original motive in coming here, and to take some shots of what we did find when we arrived yesterday. Honestly, we were not prepared for the spectacle of attraction after attraction. We saw an upside-down building, the Titanic, and King Kong! Then there were shop after shop selling anything and everything. I have images of the upside-down building and the Titanic to show you.

And, best of all, we found a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. Yum!  I’m going to have a Weight Watcher problem here. But, that chocolate topped, custard filled doughnut tasted so good. When I finish the blog today, I’m walking the dog. Then maybe I’ll walk him some more.

Tonight we are going to the Smokey Mountain Opry. It’s supposed to be a variety show with all kinds of music and comedy. We could have gone to the Hatfield and McCoy’s dinner show or the Lumber Jack Feud dinner show. All the restaurant chains are here, and there are shopping outlets too. You can shop your heart out and get rid of your money too.

Tomorrow, we are going into the National Park for some nature trails and solitude. We may take in the magic show after dinner. I just hope Mother Nature doesn’t put on another show.

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