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Sevier County

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  • Day103

    Auf dem Weg

    September 25 in the United States

    Und plötzlich weißt du: Es ist Zeit, etwas Neues zu beginnen und dem Zauber des Anfangs zu vertrauen.

    - Meister Eckhart

    Besonders schätze ich, dass mein Bruder mich zum Flughafen nach Frankfurt gebracht hat. Jeder, der mich schon mal gefragt hat, wie och denn zum flughafen komme, weiß dass die DB nicht zu meinen Favoriten in diesem Kontext gehören. Dieses Fahrt errinert irgendwie ei wenig an gemeinsame Familienurlaube. Bloß das der Weg für ihn doppelt so lang ist wie für mich. Deswegen: ein herzliches Dankeschön!Read more

  • Day104

    Über den Wolken ...

    September 26 in the United States

    Das Flugzeug kämpft sich durch die Wolkendecke. Nichts als weiß um uns herum. Scheinbar unendlich. Zeit vergeht. Ich sehe den Boden unter uns nicht mehr. Und wenn ich nach oben schaue, nichts als weiß. Mit Sicherheit ist dies die dickste Wolkendecke, die ich je gesehen habe. Bleibt das jetzt so?
    Und dann muss ich an ein Lied denken in dem es genau darum geht. Wenn es uns nämlich so scheint, als ob es immer grau und regnerisch um uns her ist, alles scheint trüb und düster. Dann können wir uns gewiss sein, dass über den Wolken die Sonne scheint.

    Und dann bricht das Flugzeug durch die Wolkendecke und ich sehe es mit meinen eigenen Augen, dass:
    Über den Wolken tatsächlich die Sonne scheint.
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  • Day106

    Meine erste Woche hier

    September 28 in the United States

    Die erste Woche hat mich die Kombination von Jetlag und Erkältung flachgelegt. Meine Nase und Ohren sind belegt. Wie Mama es mir beigebracht hat, wickel ich mir ein Tuch mit Pferferminzöl fest um den Hals ;) und mache mich auf den Weg, Blumen aus dem Garten zu holen. Dort treffe ich Mrs. Beth an, die mit Socken über die Hände gestülpt mein neundecktes und etwas stacheliges Gemüse "Okra" erntet. Sie bietet mir ein gesundmachendes Getränk an und bald geht es mir tatsächlich Gott sei Dank besser!

    Das Foto gibt es kaum wieder, aber für einen Moment glühen die Berge und die Zeit scheint stillzustehen.

    Mit Freunden machen wir uns am Wochenende auf den Weg zum griechischen Festival in Knoxville und genießen gemeinsam die warmen Sonnenstrahlen und das leckere Essen.
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  • Day20

    Great Smoky Mountains

    April 21, 2017 in the United States

    Un coup de cœur! Super randonnée dans une vallée pour apprécier les fleurs du printemps et les cascades. Puis une deuxième, le mont Le Conte, pour apprécier les vues et de la hauteur.

    Depuis la Virginie ce qu'il m'impressionne le plus ces le nombre de montagnes, quand nous sommes plus haut, nous pouvons observer des montagnes et encore plus de montagnes, une chaînes dernière une autre, à perte de vue. On dirait des vagues. C'est de toute beauté! Malheureusement aucune photo ne rend justice à cette splendeur.

    Je me concentre donc sur les photos de fleurs.
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  • Day25

    Smells like teen (ok, middle age) spirit

    June 10, 2016 in the United States

    We decided it was time to test our overnight gear (& ourselves) by doing some proper back country tramping (aka hiking to any non-kiwis reading). Once our permits were in order drove up to the top of the park to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the Smokies, and set off from that horribly busy car park (10 million visitors per year). Fortunately it didn't take long to lose the crowds.

    Every way was downhill, and we chose the Forney Creek trail. It went down pretty steep to start which was a little disconcerting as our map had no contours and boded ominously for the following day, but all was going well until we came across a fairly significant creek crossing. After pondering our options Phil decided to give stone hopping a try and promptly ended up submerged up to his knees. A few crossings later there was a fallen tree and Phil had been watching too much Bear Grylls to not give it a try! We weren't very glamorous but we got across dry(ish).

    We arrived at our campsite only a mere 10 miles or so and slightly soggy but very glad to stop, pitched our tent in a sweet spot with stone chair table and fireplace. A quick dip in the freezing river washed off some of that 'eau de woods'. We made sure all food, toothpaste etc was packed and pulled up our bags on the bear pulleys then settled down for the night, trying not to think about the bear 'jerky' attack that one of the friendly fishermen told us happened nearby last season! Jo took gold medal at the Marshmallow Olympics, but the Bundy and Coke was the real prize!

    We awoke with somewhat achey backs, legs, shoulders (OK just about everything ached) & faced the 4,500 feet walk back up to the top. After 21 hours without seeing anyone else (so we definitely got away from it all...) found civilisation again at Andrews Bald an amazing clearing with wild pink rhododendrons & orange laurel blooming with a breathtaking view, which made the climb & aches all worthwhile. Seeing the Google Earth camera at the top made us realise that despite the effort it was definitely a privilege to be there in person.

    The hot shower was glorious & we collapsed into our (now seemingly) luxurious, Elvis bed - bliss.
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  • Day19

    Great Smokies part 1

    November 12, 2017 in the United States

    I was driving around in this beautiful place and pulled over at a hiking spot. It said it was 1.75 miles round-trip. I thought great, pretty short first hike let's do it. At first it was steep but manageable. Then I turned a corner and looked at 400 steps. Grueling is how I would describe it. It should really be called "the stair master" just so people know what they're getting into. It was one of those hikes where people who are coming down cheer you on and tell you how close you're getting. It didn't help that my legs were still sore. It was a really pretty view at the top though. After that I was tired but decided to go on the second hike anyway. It was a fairly long 6ish mile loop along a river. Pretty pretty walk. It's still very much fall. I'm pooped.

    More adventures tomorrow!
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  • Day20

    Great Smokies part 2

    November 13, 2017 in the United States

    I drove into the North Carolina part of the park today. Super pretty drive. I talked to the ranger to see what hikes she recommends and she might be the nicest person I've ever met. She was super sweet and told me all my options to which I said "great that's perfect" she said "yes it is. Today is going to be a great day." She was right. It was so nice out all day. I did the first hike she recommended which was really nice. This place is gorgeous. Then I went to do the second hike place. She said to go half way up the mountain and there will be a great blue. But these are the great smokies so it was so densly fogged you couldn't see anything. And then I talked to some people coming down from the summit and they said it was definitely worth it. So I kept trucking on. They were right. The view from up there was spectacular. I'm glad I did it but by the time I got back I had walked 14 miles, much of it up hill. My feet hurt so bad when I got back to the car. My body will not feel good tomorrow. People on this trip have been so nice. From the super cheery lady at the cheese shop in Wisconsin to Peggy being an awesome host to everyone saying hello when you pass them on the trail. A lady today said "hi there! Have a nice hike!" In a way that made me think she genuinely really wanted me to have a good time. Anyway I am so exhausted and achy I'm about to pass out so early.

    More adventures tomorrow!
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  • Day7

    Asheville to Gatlinburg

    October 19, 2017 in the United States

    We ended up sleeping better than expected, considering the poor sleep we'd had in Charlotte the night before, thanks to a comfy bed. Breakfast was again included (more waffles!) before we headed towards Biltmore Estate. I'd been concerned about seeing the Estate, as I hadn't been able to buy tickets online. Fortunately there were plenty available on the day.

    Ted had been hesitant to come to the Estate too, particularly since we'd both been disappointed with the Queen Mary. As it turned out, he really liked it. Biltmore Estate was built by George Vanderbilt and is the largest home in the United States. It was like American royalty - almost every room was open to the public, and they were all spectacular too (particularly since they were decked out in Christmas themes). The place even included an antique bowling alley and swimming pool. Similarly the gardens could be walked through. Included in the cost of the entry was free wine tasting at the winery. Even though I couldn't buy any wines to take with us, I certainly couldn't miss out on a free offer!

    For lunch, we tried to eat at the Texas roadhouse which, to our surprise, wasn't open for lunch at all. We then settled on an Appleby's which was a new experience for us as we'd never been to one before. The drive to Gatlinburg was around 2 hours through the Smoky Mountains National Park and, even though I'd originally made plans to see some of the nature sights on the way, decided it would be better to see the town once we arrived instead.

    Before leaving Australia, I had read that Gatlinburg was the better place to stay for adults whilst nearby Pigeon Forge is better for kids. Definitely true. Gatlinburg almost reminded us of a country and western Toontown. Not that it was a bad thing! Everywhere you looked there were moonshine distilleries, country dining and wine bars. We really liked it, as the atmosphere was exhilarating. For dinner, we went to a Mexican restaurant, partly because it had a balcony overlooking the town. Really cool.

    We wandered around and looked at some of the distilleries (with their multi-flavoured moonshine) before heading back to the hotel. We were even lucky to see some racoons peeking at us from the drains. Not something you see every day in Australia :-)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Sevier County, Севиър, সেভিয়ের কাউন্টি, Condado de Sevier, Sevier konderria, شهرستان سویر، تنسی, Comté de Sevier, Sevier megye, Սևիր շրջան, Contea di Sevier, セビア郡, Sevier Comitatus, Sevier Kūn, Hrabstwo Sevier, سیویئر کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Sevier, Севи, Округ Севир, Севір, سیویر کاؤنٹی، ٹینیسی, Quận Sevier, Condado han Sevier, 塞維爾縣

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