I’d heard about Clingmans Dome ever since arriving at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee – it being the highest point in the Smokies at 6,643 feet (“On Top of Old Smoky”), also making it one of the highest peaks in the eastern United States . My first visit up there was at […]

June 11, 2014 – I was seriously suffering from separation anxiety after leaving my motorhome for repairs on Monday and not being able to stay in it for almost a week (see this post about that problem), so I decided the best medicine was to go someplace scenic I’d never been to before. I didn’t […]

Who would think that such ignoble looking creatures could possess such magic within those bodies?  Although this was not the first time in my life I’ve been entranced by fireflies (growing up in New Orleans, we called them “lightening bugs”), this was really a special occasion.  Within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont is […]