Tuesday, August 21, 2012
River Plantation RV Park (TN)
Aug 8-12, 2012
(Catching up in the Great Smoky Mountains.)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.