June 29, 2013

What would you do for $100.00? Would you sit and listen to a 90-minute time share presentation? We’ve done things like that before, and it wasn’t bad. So, we signed up. BIG mistake! It took 3 hours and 15 minutes to say no! There went our morning. The negotiation was fun though. We got them down from a three-bedroom for a week at $75,000 to a one-bedroom every other year at $7,000.

We did make it to the Park, but not on the drive we thought we would take. We took a shorter drive, but pretty. They had a great picnic site that had a table at every parking place. The driveway on each site was deep enough for two cars. After being frustrated with the time share fiasco, it was great to sit and enjoy lunch under the trees.

This auto tour ended at the Cingman’s Dome Lookout, 6,643 ft. in elevation. On this auto tour, you couldn’t drive all the way up to the lookout; you had to walk a very steep ½ mile (Or at least they said that it was, but it seemed like a mile.}. We huffed and puffed our way up, but made it. And, it was worth it as you will see in the images. Even through the haze and cloud conditions, it was worth the climb. Going down was much easier.

As in yesterday’s tour there were streams and waterfalls, but I’m going to show you the landscape shots. Tomorrow we are going to go to Cades Cove in the hopes of seeing some wildlife. Except for the ducks that seem to think they own the RV Park, we haven’t seen wildlife here.

Tomorrow is another day, and we won’t be saying okay to any presentations again, even for $100.

 

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