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Friday, October 9, 2009

Cherokee, NC

We woke up this morning and got on the road at about 9:00am.  We drove a very curvy and hilly mountainous road to Cherokee, NC, which will be our gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  We got to Cherokee about 3:00pm, and found a good overnight place on the parking lot of Harrah’s Casino.  Once parked, we scouted out the area. 

There is an Indian Festival going on in Cherokee, and an arts & crafts event in nearby Whittier, NC tomorrow.  Since we have 9 days to get to Telico Plains, TN on the other side of the National Park, we are going to take our time touring the area.

The following pictures show some of the scenery along the route to Cherokee:

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While driving around Cherokee, we saw several “bears”:

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Tomorrow, we will tour more of the Cherokee, TN area.

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