Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was something I’d always dreamt about and the scenery was more beautiful than anything I’d imagined. It’s truly magical and I could see how it inspired so many of Dolly Parton’s songs (which I had playing in the car to set the mood and provide the soundtrack to the imagery we were seeing).
As we motored along through the peaceful forests, every now and then we catch a glimpse of the blue mountain range. Finally we reached a viewing point on the Appalachian Trail and this is what we saw. The blue clouds cause the hazy “smoke” over the Smokey Mountains. It was simply gorgeous. Do not miss this natural wonder that has inspired so much American music.