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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

River Plantation RV Park (TN)


Aug 8-12, 2012
(Catching up in the Great Smoky Mountains.)

Sevierville, TN
River Plantation RV Park site 165

We stopped by here for a few days to enjoy full hook up on our way to visit family back in NC.  We really wanted to go to the Cable Mill Visitor’s Center of Cades Cove and get some Caribbean pancakes at Flapjacks Pancakes which is right next to this RV Park.  Many of you are familiar with this place because we were at the RV Dreams Rally in April of 2011.  There is a new office to check-in at in the park and it is still a well maintained park.
Entry at River Plantation
New Office at River Plantation RV Park  River Plantation RV Park-Sevierville TN

The first order of business for the day was the Caribbean pancakes.  We had enjoyed some when we were here a year and a half ago and our taste buds were ready for some more.  We sat down in a booth and saw that it was no longer on the menu!  I asked our waitress about it and she said that it would be no trouble for the cook who could whip up some just special for us.  They were good with coconut, banana, pineapple and nuts on them.  Yum!

Next, we decided to take a ride on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.  It was so nice there that I’ve decided to do a separate post on that soon.  It started raining as we finished up with that but we still drove over to Cades Cove.
Rain moving in
Rain moving in at Cades Cove  Disappearing Mountain

In our previous visit here we had stopped at most of the restored pioneer buildings and I did a post about them that day.  We just enjoyed our ride today by finding some wildlife in the meadows.
Deer at Cades Cove  Deer at Cades Cove
Wild Turkey at Cades Cove  Wild Turkey at Cades Cove

Much of the attraction of driving to Cades Cove is the drive itself.  There is a stream that runs along beside the road most of the way there and there are lots of squiggles (curves).
P1000473  Cut through the rock

We could tell that a strong storm had hit the mountain not too long ago.  There were several places along the road that had many trees down.  I think that some of them had been cleared away but most of them were still laying there.
Tree down  Trees down

I guess it’s nature’s way to open up the canopy to let new growth sprout forth.  This rainy day also helps with the new growth and keeps everything a very lush green.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.

8 comments:

Laurie and George said...

We really enjoyed that area and park too. Anxious to stay there with our fifth wheel too!

Gail Houle said...

I think the Cade's Cove drive will always be one of my favorites.

Those pancakes sound amazing!

Anonymous said...

You sure have brought back memories! Seems like yesterday that we were all there! Glad you had a great time!

Bruce and Laura

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

we love cades cove

Nancy and Bill said...

OH...I wanted a photo of the pancakes;o)) But the Cades Cove photos sure reminded me a a great ride. We loved our time at SMNP!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nice travels you'r having to nice places.

And special pancakes whipped up just for you, how much better is fulltime life than working for a living?


Mike and Terri said...

Cades Cove was one of the highlights when we were in Tennessee last year.

Dan and Tricia said...

Cades Cover sure is a pretty drive. Can't believe they took those pancakes off of the menu! But oh so glad that you were still able to get them!