As we left from our little trip in the mountains, we decided to go home the ‘scenic’ route and we are SO glad we did.
We went through Cherokee, North Carolina and over the mountain into Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and if we had a bit more time, we would have loved to ride through Cade’s Cove in the deliciously cold weather in Townsend.
We made several little pit stops to look at the view, the ice, the snow, the mountains, and the water.
Several adventurers of mine decided to test the ice to see if it was solid enough to hold them.
Some places it was thick enough, some were not.
We could have packed up and cut a trail for home early to beat any traffic or get us home to give us time to get everything ready for the next day… but taking the long way home certainly has its charm and I’m so glad we decided to spend an extra few hours together taking the scenic route instead! Look for beauty friends… it’s everywhere if we just have the eyes to see!!!