This scenic trail was on Jim's list and being the loving wife I am, I went along for the ride. It was a beautiful car ride. The road was to take us through Alcola, Tennessee to US 129. I thought we had better stop to see if we were headed in the right direction (there were no signs for the Tail of Dragon along the way). We stopped at a McDonald's to inquire. I stopped one employee and asked, "Is this the way to the Tail of the Dragon?". The look on HIS face should have been my first clue and what he said SHOULD have been my second.. He said, yes and then said..Y'ALL BE CAREFUL!
That didn't stop Jim...
I kept looking at my GPS and was so happy when I saw the end. That meant we were headed back home to Illinois!
OH NO...BUT a second glance at the GPS suddenly put me a an UNhappy mood. I quickly saw that if we stayed on US 129 we would be going about 100 miles out of the way (in the wrong direction!). There was only one way out of this mess. GOING back the WAY WE CAME IN..YIKES!!!!!!
22 Miles and over 700 sharp twists and curves.. When it was all said and done, I looked at Jim and shook my head. He GOT THE LOOK!! NEVER AGAIN!!!!! He came out smiling. Unbelievable!