The entrance and parking area for this trail is about a 1/2 mile north of the Sugarlands Visitors Center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It’s short (1/2 mile) but sweet, nestled in the mountains, with a paved and fully accessible path. Starting in the 1800’s, the Sugarlands Valley was once home to 100 […]

April 24, 2014 – Even though I’ve been obsessed with Cades Cove since I started exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I always passed by the side road, Rich Mountain (Stop 8), which is adjacent to the Missionary Baptist Church (Stop 7). Since it’s a one-way road that goes back to Townsend with no […]

Last weekend Tremont Outdoor Resort held a Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop that I was blessed enough to be able to attend.  World famous photographer Wilson Reynolds and Knoxville’s f/32 Photo’s April Love and Brett Wells hosted the event to guide us in getting the best shots possible, and loaned out macro lens to really get […]

On Tuesday, I had a whole day to explore – rare for me on weekdays due to client work necessary to keep the gas tank filled.  I have seen so many gorgeous places more than once, but today I felt the need to be on a scenic road I’d never been on before – that’s […]

Yesterday I had to do some shopping, but decided to take the long, scenic route to Maryville to see how spring was coming along.  I stopped to cross a scenic swinging bridge (never can resist those), then headed out for the Foothills Parkway because I hadn’t been back there since fall colors were strutting their […]

Since my last blog post sharing some of my glorious adventures here, I’ve added these new pages to the website (linked below each preview picture): Foothills Parkway – Look Rock Laurel Falls Elkmont History Dixie Stampede As you can see, Tennessee is still keeping me plenty busy and I enjoy each outing! Since Malia’s Miles […]

Mar/31/2014 6 Malia Lane
Fulltime RVing, RVer Resources, RVing

I was honored to be invited to check out RVillage before it went live and apparently they’re as impatient as I am, so I’m glad to see they went ahead and started inviting folks into the community even while still in beta stage.  It actually is exciting to be part of something new like this […]

While surviving the winter of 2013, I’ve been busily working on the redesign of my website and adding lots of pages to the Tennessee section of places I’ve explored since arriving here in June, 2013.  If you go to the main Tennessee Index, you’ll see links on the left column to all the pages I’ve […]

Feb/28/2014 9 Malia Lane
Fulltime RVing, RV Repairs, Setbacks

That’s the question I’m faced with now on my 2012 Winnebago Adventurer (bought in May, 2013). While I’m the second owner, it only had the 1,500 miles from the factory since the original owner changed his mind before driving it.  The factory warranty expired in September, 2013, before the following issue was discovered. While at […]

Date of Visit:  July, 2013 The cemeteries adjacent to the churches I visited during my first tour of the 11 mile scenic loop at Cades Cove were very interesting and shed light into the history (and mystery) of this area and the people who lived and died here.       I definitely recommend walking […]

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