Yesterday, October 23rd we rode the Great Smokies Railroad from Bryson City to Dillsboro--a day trip there and back. Some cool pottery & touristy little shops in both B.City & Dillsboro...and, a good bit "hard times" afoot. Big learning from the railroad trip was a heartfelt appreciation for my ancestors who road back and forth across America on trains back in the old days....like the 1860's, 70's ; etc. with batches of children, and little or no train perks---just a seat. At maybe five miles per hour on average, you do the math for a distance of say, 2000 miles. Whew....I'm bushed.
ATTENTION, READERS!! PHOTOS FROM THE 23RD & 24TH SOMEHOW CLUMPED TOGETHER AND ARE ALL POSTED ON OCT.23 BLOG. (It's Bill Gates' fault.)