so my older daughter went on vacation with my wife’s sister the week before last to Florida, and as soon as they got back last weekend, we went camping near Tellico Plains, TN. The place where we camped was in a flat area in a small valley, surrounded by mountains. There were a lot of new trees planted, but all of them were still saplings, so there was no wind cover. It was rather cold for us. We took our dog with us, and she was getting used to camping. She kept barking at the other campers, and didn’t like the noises of the tent material. She got nervous and wet our sleeping bags a couple of times.
Tellico Plains is also one of the endpoints of the mile-high skyway called Cherohala or “the dragon’s tail” in motorcyclist circles. There were a few other interesting venues in the area, but most of our time outside the camp was on Sunday, and most of them were closed. We’ll have to hit the area again when we have some Friday/Saturday time.