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Last Friday Betsy and I got up before dawn so we could visit the Smoky Mountains in search of some color. Although we had had some rain and many clouds on Thursday, the weatherman said Friday would be beautiful with clearing skies. So we took the chance and decided to make the drive.
I’m glad we did. It was cloudy at daylight, but we were treated to the sight of the sun breaking through the clouds over Gatlinburg while at an overlook above the city. What a great way to start the day!
We drove up the mountain to Newfound Gap on the Tennessee-North Carolina border, and then down the mountain into North Carolina. A few miles past the Gap we stopped at an overlook to enjoy this fantastic view.
When I lived in North Carolina we would say that God must have been a Tarheel because He made the sky Carolina Blue. But Tennessee has some beautiful blue skies as well. I captured this picture on the Tennessee side of Newfound Gap as we were heading back home.