|Great Smoky Mountains|
We took a beautiful drive through the National Park but Ann thought the miles of up and down winding road was a bit nerve racking. We hiked to the highest point in the park and a few other view points. The Appalachian Trail goes right down the center of the park along the ridge of the mountain which also happens to be the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. We walked the trail for a bit just to check out the condition for future hiking. We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while and it was also very beautiful.
Another wonderful time was spent touring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. What a magnificent place! It is hard to think of it as someone's home when it is so large - the house alone covers 4 acres. It made me think of a palace in Europe, which I guess makes sense since that is what it was modeled after. I highly recommend a visit to anyone that hasn't seen it.