I want to thank all of you for the kind comments about little Tiger breaking his arm. He is doing great and not letting it slow him down much at all!
Last week I took a trip to the mountains to enjoy some Fall weather and pretty leaves!
We stayed in this great little motel in North Carolina! It was nice and so reasonable!
We had breakfast and headed out!
This was our first time driving this skyway and it was so pretty!
The Cherohala Skyway (Tennessee State Hwy. 165 and North Carolina 143) links two small towns and follows a mile (1.6-kilometer) high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains. Designated a National Scenic Byway shortly after it opened in 1996, the skyway is the costliest road in North Carolina. It took more than three decades and $100 million to build, but many say the views along the route are worth it. You can complete the drive in as little as two to three hours, but take your time. This route was built for sightseeing. The highway clings to four peaks over 5,000 feet (1,524 meters) in elevation and nine peaks above 4,000 feet (1,219 meters), offering—when the often-fickle weather permits—amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls. The Cherohala Skyway climbs high into the Smoky Mountain air, ascending from an elevation of just over 930 feet (283 meters) near Tellico Plains to 5,390 feet (1,643 meters) at the road's highest point, the Santeetlah Overlook. Nearly half of the elevation change comes in the ten-mile (16-kilometer) stretch after Tennessee–North Carolina state line.
We were past the peak of the leaves, but still lots of pretty colors to enjoy!
We took our time and stopped at many of the pull offs to take photos!
Such a gorgeous view! My photos don't do it justice. We took a picnic lunch and stopped and ate cold fried chicken and it was so good!
The sky was so blue!
Mr. C and I had a great time!
We are thinking of going again in the Spring!
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