I packed up and left Asheville at 11:00am. It was sunny and 45 degrees. I returned to the Blue Ridge Parkway to finish the last miles. It was lovely and sunny. Asheville is at 2000 ft elevation. In the last section of the Parkway you climb to over 6000 feet and then back down.
So when you finish mile 469 of the Blue Ridge Parkway you are 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN. So Gatlinburg is on the south end, Pigeon Forge is in the middle and Sevierville is on the north so I figured that within an hour I would be at my next campground. Ha! You drive through the Smoky Mountains and the National Park in that 30 miles. It is “leaf
peeping” season as they call it and it is a lovely Saturday afternoon. You get bumper to bumper slow traffic. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to make it.
I do like this campground (River Plantation RV Resort, Sevierville, TN). Full hookups and long, long pull thru.
I unhitched and left the campground to find some dinner. I wanted to try a restaurant I had read good reviews about. I located the Applewood Farmhouse Grill.
It was a busy place, but I only had to wait 10 minutes for a table. So every entree comes with mashed potatoes, soup, apple fritters, apple butter and Applewood Julep ( a mixture of apple, pineapple, lemon and juice) along with an additional side of your choice. A lot of food and it was all very good.
After dinner I wondered through several shops and returned to the trailer about 9:00pm.