So we loaded up the Avalair, Mom and Dad took their mini-motor home, and my sister and brother-in-law hooked up their trailer and we left Oklahoma headed for my mom's Mecca, Dollywood.
Due to the schedule that Mama Root had laid out, we had certain places we had to be to make sure we hit our reservations. Not much to see from Oklahoma to Tennessee on I-40.
First stop, Little Rock, Arkansas. Home of Bill Clinton and the infamous cigar. We stayed at the North Little Rock KOA.
It had plenty of shade, but the road noise from I-40 was a little too much for my liking. We just stayed there because it was close to I-40 and there weren't a lot of campgrounds in the area. Decent showers, level camp spots etc.
The opening of the cave.
My brother-in-law even decided to take a dip in the river.
The Appalachian Trail head was in the park. I decided not to hike to Maine from here. I figured I would leave that for a later date.
Mingo Falls is a must see. Cherokee, North Carolina is on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. It's on the outer edge of the national park, but on indian land. It's a 183 foot tall waterfall.