Gatlinburg Day 5….Abram Falls Hike

We started off this morning by waking up early (6:30ET), picked up donuts and coffee from the Donut Frier.  These were REALLY good donuts.  We got on the road and made the trip down to Cades Cove.
We really didn’t know what to expect….I actually thought Cades Cove was going to be a quaint little town, with cute little local shops and restaurants.  Very small, but functioning.  This was NOT the case.  It is a one loop road that drives through a beautiful area.  Don’t let me downplay what a beautiful place it is.  Just not what I was thinking it would be like.
Of course, Adam had checked out our hiking maps and had decided on which trail to hike.  This hike was much more pleasurable than the rainbow falls.  We weren’t in a hurry to get done before it got dark.  We just got to take our time.  Once we reached the falls, of course we had to stop and play with the camera for a bit.
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After our hike, we drove all the way up the mountain to see where there is a trailhead for the Appalachian trail.  Adam was so excited to get to see this!  It was beautiful and cold up there! IMG_0438 IMG_0439 IMG_0440 IMG_0441 IMG_0442 IMG_0443 
Once we got done, we were starving and decided to go to the nearest small town to eat.  We ate at a small country family restaurant.  Anything would have tasted great at that time.  We made our way back into Gatlinburg, rested by the fire for a bit, then got ready for dinner.IMG_0437
We went to Smokey Mountain Brewery and Restaurant.  This was by far my favorite meal of the trip!  I had the most amazing steak ever!
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Delayed post I know!  Hope you enjoyed our trip as much as we did!
Until next time!