|Downtown Erwin, TN|
The highlight of the day was a climb up Roan mtn. Since I was in middle school, and up until a few years ago, my family had a tradition of coming up to this area for vacation time. One of the highlights was bringing Rhonda with us the first time. Good memories!
|Into the Cherokee National Forest|
|Roan Mtn in the distance, Carvers Gap in the center|
|Greenlight and Mike|
|Elevation = fresh air|
About 2 miles out of Bakersville we were riding towards some ominous looking storm clouds. The wind kicked up and we got splattered with a few rain drops. I chuckled when Mike frantically started to pedal faster, then pointed to a barn across a field: " Should we go in that barn?" he yelled. I pointed to the right, just off the road, and suggested we simply pull into the carport of a roadside house. We did, and mr. technology whipped out his phone to check the weather map. Mike wanted to stay put, I fancy myself as being able to read storms and the direction they are headed and told Mike that if we left now, we would ride in between the passing storm and the next cell that was creeping up. Mike conceded and within minutes, we were riding in sunshine.
|The last tun|
Tomorrow: Little Switzerland to Asheville