Battling through the Snow to Brent Creek Gatlinburg…

On my previous blog I was bragging about the glorious sunshine of Daytona Beach!!! Well that will teach me… Day 2 of our journey was not too bad either, but day 3 we got caught in a rain storm after an hours riding through South Carolina, so we signed into a hotel for the night, to wait out the storm. Day 4 we woke bright and early as we had 250 miles to reach Brent Greek, by 8 am we were on the road once again. It was exceedingly cold and I for one wanted to turn back or at least rent a car… but that was not an option as we had no where to store the bikes. So we pressed forward stopping every 50 miles to warm our frozen hands… (Oh I wish we stayed in Daytona) well soon we had to stop every 20 miles as we climbed the smokey mountains, all the while I was thinking Iā€™m Nuts, this is totally crazy!

The worst was yet to come, 50 miles to go we hit a snow storm in some fashion…not funny when your riding Harley’s into a blizzard of snow on the interstate, with the roads getting worse every minute. Well fare weather riders we are not!!! bring on the extreme….DOH! Well neither of us were at our happiest but we plodded on, after 20 miles of blizzard the skies started to clear and we left the maddening interstate behind us and took a well earned hot coffee break in a delightful cafe. The Lovely lady in the Pink hat soon had us smiling again with her welcoming comforting smile.
Thankfully no more interstate just windy country lanes, despite the ass biting cold and a feeling of, I want to go home our next part of the journey was totally 100% stunning. Like a snow scene out of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe… the windy roads were covered in snow and icicles on the trees and plants. and the stream running along the road not quite frozen was magical, the countryside here is a sight to behold. 20 minutes we got to our destination, where we are to stay for the next two weeks. All I can say folks that’s a journey I never want to repeat again, but boy am I glad I did it because I can honestly say this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. When I woke in the morning all I wanted to do is play snow angels šŸ™‚ and I had the biggest smile on my face.
You know our journey the day before is just like life, sometimes we just have to go through so much emotional turmoil, but if we keep fighting and striving to reach our goals when we eventually get their it makes it all worth while, and sometimes the joy inside takes you to a special place of pure happiness, truly happy to be alive šŸ˜‰

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