The latter portion of the seventh day and the early part of the eighth day included a visit to some family friends of mine in Kentucky. It was wonderful to see them again, and I know they appreciated the time we took to visit them.
Though I will not be posting photos of our visit to Louisville, I will share with you a few of the photos I took along the way. We drove through Great Smoky Mountain National Park, in which carsickness plagued me. Soon after, my blood sugar dropped. This resulted in a nap in the car. I awoke in the middle of Pigeon Forge, wondering why the heck we were driving past a clutter of billboards and hideously carved animals and mindless backdrops and flashing signs advertising camel rides.
Oh, the disillusion of low blood sugars.
Our main detour, however, was to Cumberland Falls, in Kentucky.
Our navigation system: superior to the ever-evil GPS system.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This picture is very much edited--it honestly was not as pretty as it is here.
a hollow tree at Cumberland Falls
the overlook to the upper falls
the staircase that led to the lower falls (no one was allowed there at the time)