Left today from Balsam Mountain and drove up the 441 highway the cuts across the park. The traffic reminds us of what we were running into in Yellowstone: bad. Drivers that can’t drive to save their lives it seems.

Then into Pigeon Forge. Puke. How can you go from something so beautiful to something so overbuilt in the course of a mile or two. WYF? Why have TWO Best Western hotels ACROSS THE STREET from each other. This is what would happen to Vegas if Huey followed through wi their family friendly thing from a decade ago. Bad bad bad.

At the moment we are sitting in Pizza Palace in Knoxville, TN on the recommendation of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

After this we head back to the park and set up camp in Cade’s Cove… Hopefully the gPS will route us around the hell that is Pigeon Forge.