I realized this morning that I’m close to the as-yet-unvisited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so I decided to make a quick detour. Unfortunately I had a tire fail on the way so I had to change the tire in the chilly rain. Despite the delay, I did make it there:
Yes, that’s snow. I guess it is winter:
Next I visited Andrew Johnson National Historic Site:
Johnson is a fascinating character, and the visitor center and film were quite good. Johnson’s original tailor shop is preserved here:
Can I please go back to California?
I had the blown tire replaced:
I continued into Virginia to overnight at the Cracker Barrel of Woodstock, Virginia. See the trip map for today’s drive.