My 3-Hour Vacation

    My husband and I found ourselves in the unusual position of both having some free time at the same time one afternoon last week.  When we combined this with a reason to celebrate, we decided to take some time out and head to Cades Cove.  But first, we stopped at a new place we had just heard about from friends, the Firefly Cafe in Townsend.

    It turned out to be a really neat cafe, with a huge menu for that size of a place… super clean too:)  The suggested lunch item was the Fried Green Tomato BLT, which we tried, and it was great!  They had a big dessert cooler, filled with interesting truffles etc.  Pictured here are marshmallow pops!

    After lunch we were off to the Park to Cades Cove … a storm was brewing and the wind blew clouds in over the mountains– always a beautiful sight.  We drove slowly around the loop road– there was surprisingly little traffic and the new pull-offs really made it possible for us to travel at our own speed.  Wildlife count for the loop road was: 1 turkey, 3 red winged blackbirds, 6 deer, 16 horses and 1 woodchuck.

    3-Hour Vacation

    Oh by the way, for those of you interested in real estate for sale in Gatlinburg and the surrounding area– Cades Cove  isn’t for sale, it already belongs to all of us!

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