On Monday, May 5, after driving the Roaring Forks Motor Nature Trail, we drove to the nearby Douglas Dam for a picnic lunch and an afternoon of reading.
Douglas Lake from the Douglas Dam Overlook
We didn't get much reading done, though, as we were frequently distracted by the large birds flying over the lake. It was difficult to get pictures because of the distance, but that never stops me from trying. The following image, of a crow chasing a hawk, is not sharp; but I still liked it.
Crow chasing a Red-tail Hawk
Back at our hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we were treated to a lovely sunset view from our 7th-floor balcony.
Sunset over Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
The sunset reflecting on some of the hotels and condos in Pigeon Forge
An enormous King Kong sits atop the Hollywood Wax Museum in the lower left corner of the above photo. I zoomed in on him in the photo below. Both pictures were taken from the balcony of our hotel room.
King Kong on the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge
On Tuesday, the 6th, we drove down Little River Road toward Cades Cove and just had to stop at The Sinks to see how it looked with all the recent rainfall.
This is a look at the river from the other side of the bridge at The Sinks.Just a mile down the road from The Sinks, and easily viewed from the roadway, is Meigs Falls.