Just getting there is fun. Riding up those curvy mountain roads, the view is beautiful.
Once there, the high is 76 degrees. That’s 76 compared to Columbus’ 98.
Downtown is picturesque, with lots of quaint old stores that sell high price stuff.
And there are plenty of fun side trips, things like a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. You board the train at Bryson City, NC.
Not many train rides offer a view of folks rafting, but this one does.
Just miles and miles of beautiful views along the Tuckasegee River and Lake Fontana.
That ride brought back memories of when passenger trains were a common mode of transportation, and one of life’s highlights was eating in a nice dining car.
So I got to beat the heat the way rich folks do… for three days.