Fabgrandpa and I took a short road trip last week to celebrate his birthday. We drove up to Cherokee, North Carolina for a little R&R and to hang out with our friends, Rob and Terry. We only got to stay one night, but it was a lot of fun.
The trip up was uneventful, thank goodness, since we had to drive on I-20, I-85 and I-985 to get there. I know, I am a full time RV’er and we go places all the time, but I really don’t like traffic at all. And since we live in the RV full time, when we go somewhere for a short trip, we stay in a motel just like anyone else would. I booked our room at Microtel in Cherokee online before we left. I usually do book online, because it is so quick and easy to do. Then when we arrive, all I have to do is show my ID and I’m checked in. Easy.
On Thursday night, we went to Harrah’s Casino to play the slots, and have a couple of drinks. We had a good time, but didn’t win anything. We never do, but we still have fun. The last couple of times we went there, we ate at Paula Deens Restaurant, but none of us really liked it so we went to the buffet instead. The buffet was delicious but it was expensive! $25 per person, YIKES!
After a quick breakfast on Friday morning, we strolled along the riverbank for a bit to enjoy the view and the sound of the water rushing by. The ducks were out, too.
We decided to drive over to the new (well, new as of last year) Visitor’s Center for the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Cherokee. It was a very nice building with some interesting displays of life in the Smokey Mountains a hundred years ago.
There is a lot to do in Cherokee, just wish we had more time. All too soon we had to get on the road home, though. Next time, we are going to stay a couple more days and go see some of the beauty of the Great Smokey Mountains.