It was Lydia's first time in East Tennessee and I enjoyed showing off my favorite things about our old home. Mom and I took her to Foothills Parkway to see the completed Missing Link - a section of Foothills Parkway that was finally finished this year after decades of waiting. While the leaves were just barely turning to their fall colors, it was still a beautiful drive.
The stand out amongst Newfound Gap and Clingman's Dome are the views of the mountains. The haze makes them look so ethereal and fairy tale-like.