The Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the western side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also called the Smoky Mountains or the Smokies, they straddle the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, and are entirely west of the Eastern Continental Divide.
View from top of the Sky Lift
View of the mountains from the helicopter
The city of Gatlinburg is a fascinating one with a street lined with shops, attractions and various other things to do. There is one section called “The Village” which has quaint shops and beautiful fountains. The whole city of course was geared up for Halloween.
There was a Candy making shop where we saw how Taffy is made and how its wrapped too.
Taffy wrapping machine and Taffy being pulled [ left corner]
The best place was a shop called “Sleepy’s”, tucked away in a small corner of Gatlinburg, which had a giant sleeping/rocking chair in front of the store. Inside the store were all sorts of trinkets and very funny signboards.
Some of the sign boards..
Smoky Mountain Bears
The scenic ride up into the mountains was a feast to the eyes.