Every trip to the USA starts with a plane arriving
This was our
Some flowers at Roan Mountain
The mushrooms just are so nice
The Rhododendron gardens the place is known for
And among the Rhododendron there are some other things growing too.
From below they just look like a maze
The view from the lookout was actually really nice this time.
Some flowers clinging on to the rocks.
We did some day trips. Susanna at the wheel
On these kind of highways it's somewhat boring
Our goal. Klingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The dead trees and the clouds giving it a special feeling
Some flowers here too.
The park is just beautiful.
Some old barn in the distanse
Back in the days this was the main power source
But then you only hat it for these stones
The mill was really important
This was the car we rented. Just two sizes bigger then the one we ordered
Susanna getting ready for dinner
Connie borrowing Susanna's hat
Connie and Markus landlord Row
The pool at Connie and Hamel's
Some of the flowers Connie grew. First the Yellow one
The the pink ones
They just look amazing
Do you see the pool monster
Some orange ones
And some more pink
The pool and the house by night
Tiki-torches light up the outside
Hamel likes helicopters
This one he showed us how it flies. Not really easy to take a picture of it actually flying
The sky on fire
Jonesborough's main street
This is the oldest town in Tennessee
This is one of the oldest houses in the town
This one too. It was a major stop on the way to Chattanooga
This town truly shows American pride.
I just love these entire wall kind of signs
Then we went to the Appalachian caverns
The entire area is undermined with caverns and caves like this one.
Many rock formations just kick-starts your imagination.
This is some special place.
You see some openings.
But most of the time you barely see the fish in the water
The guide was kind and took our picture.
The we took to the higher regions again.
There isn't really a lack of airports along the way
Modern housing areas are built like this
Oh, it was Markus who flew us.
This is the more traditional way of building towns over here
We flew over an old railroad yard.
This station actually looks like it has some kind of passenger service.
The plane we flew in
The moon over the Atlantic
The beach is just magical in the night
As long as you look out to sea, the skyline of Myrtle beach by night.
The beach by day
We really enjoyed these waves
Back in east Tennessee it was time for bowling
Down the lane they go
You see the different styles
Ah, that was close
Been driving past this place a few times now
This is the last steam locomotive that was in commercial use in the USA
Just a detail of it.
One of the ET&WNC's narrow gauge carriages
They did carry a lot on them
And a typical caboose
At the historic site Sycamore Shoals they have a museum and a park.
This is the frontier fort that was built by the first settlers.
Some gees swimming in the calm waters
But at the Shoals the stream is more rapid
The water dances down the river.
Just across a rock
It's not that deep here.
The tree that was just meant to be climbed on.
The shores are beautiful
And filled with wild life. Squirls and mosquitoes.
The nice old houses and gardens
The main bridge into downtown
The covered bride that Elizabethton is famous for
The rocks in the river are placed there by purpose to lessen the effect of erosion.
This was an evening when they had a car show.
There were some really old ones.
A really red car
The railway line to Elizabethton
There is plenty of life when all the cars come
This one had the nicest blue.
Our flight back from Atlanta
We had a short layover in Amsterdam