2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest 

Day 180, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN, Day 2

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Monday, April 18, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 6,924.8 Miles for the Trip

Lots of rain starting around midnight, and continuing off & on the rest of the night as well as all day today. The solar system provided less than 2 amp hours today. I did manage to walk around the campground loop during one of the breaks from rain, and even stopped by Abrams Creek for a couple of photos with the iPhone.

Abrams Creek

Not much else happening today. I went down to the park store to see if it was possible to log on to the park WiFi, and while the National Park Visitor WiFi shows up on my laptop here at the trailer, it isn't strong enough to log on to. At the park store I couldn't see it on the phone. If it stops raining tomorrow I might wander down to the store with the laptop.

Without the internet to read forums & journals, I'm reading more books. I finished the last book in Robert Westbrook's Howard Moon Deer Mystery Series - Walking Rain, and also started & finished Preston & Child's Diablo Mesa. While I usually enjoy the books they combine their talents on, this was not one of their best. The characters were just not all that believable.

The furnace has been making short runs during the day. It never got above 51°F and is at 46°F at 5:30.

Dinner was a Barber Chicken Cordon Bleu meal with a salad.

Until the Next Internet Connection -


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