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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Over the hills and thru the woods...

to Bryson City, NC we go...

We splurged on tickets for a "3 hour tour" - ok, really it was a 4 hour train ride with lunch and a shopping layover in Dillsboro. At any rate, more on the train later...this is a post of photos...I took several shots of the fall leaves. It was pretty cool to see how fast they changed. We came in thru the forest on Saturday afternoon and it was still pretty green. When we came back thru on Tuesday it was really starting to turn. Great color on the NC side - they peak sooner than the TN side...of course they also get a lot more snow and cold weather.

So here we go...

 Decorated for fall in Pigeon Forge (near Calhoun's @ Wears Valley)

 This is actually near our place. The poison oak was all scarlet red in the trees and frankly, it looked pretty cool.




 Yes...I was standing in the seat and out the sunroof...

 More poison oak...





 Newfound Gap
 Heaven...
 The black thing on the right is actually a HUGE blue butterfly...
 Now into NC

 Mr. P...he was thrilled to pose (right...sure he was)

Clouding up...I guess it was our notice that it WAS going to rain on our parade...

2 comments:

grace2882 said...

The pictures are beautiful. This is my favorite time of the year. Thank you for sharing.

Wingnut said...

Wow!! That is some beautiful country!!! Lovely pictures!