One of my Favorite Places

Posted by Liz McCoy Saturday, October 30, 2010

Today’s topic in the 30 Day Blog Challenge is:

Day 8-A place you've traveled to

One of our favorite places to visit is Cades Cove an attraction in the Smoky Mountain National Park.

I was introduced to this treasure by my husband and his family. Over the last 10 years we’ve gone numerous times, and during all times of the year too.  Of course fall is probably the most incredible time to go seeing the leaves change.  The Smoky Mountains though are always smoky and in any season an absolutely breath taking vista.


A picture from July when we took my parents and sisters for the first time. We didn’t have much time to go hiking and exploring but we did enjoy the park.


One of the unique things about Cades Cove is that it is an 11 mile loop that you can drive through and stop along the way. You could picnic and spread out a blanket in the many fields.



There are opportunities to see all kinds of nature, deer and bears are often seen.  I remember once seeing a baby cub up in a tree lots of people pulled over to watch and see. I did not want to get out because I knew mama bear couldn’t be too far away.



Here is the bear we saw in July. It was just walking down a path, saw us and turned around and went back towards the woods.



There are buildings and sites to see along the way. At the mid point there are restrooms and demonstrations. As well as a grouping of buildings as a settlement.  This part of the park is preserved to illustrate how settlers lived a long time ago in that valley.



It’s a beautiful place to visit and is one of our favorites!


Are you playing along? Share your blog link with me I’d love to see your 30 Day Blog Challenge posts. 

Want to read previous posts: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7

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