Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

A few weeks ago we went on a short vacation.
We went to Bryson City to ride the Great Smoky
Mountains Railroad.

We had a banjo player and story teller for entertainment.

We had wonderful views of the Nantahala  river
and Fontana Lake.

The ride started at 10:30 am and ended at 3:30 pm
both at Bryson City.

I took this photo of Don at the rest stop
in Dillsboro, NC
It really was a fun trip.

Lots of great sights

Very comfortable seating and very good food.
We both had prime rib, wild rice and roasted veges.
We had a really great chocolate cake on the ride back.
All included in our ticket price.

The next day we took a side trip to Cherokee and
visited the stores and watched some native american
dancers on the street stages.

We enjoyed all the sights and came home happy and rested.

The next few days I was working on "Sweet Baby" and
didn't have much extra time to post.
I hope you get a chance to ride the railroad.
It was Great Fun!


  1. Hi Donna,
    We stayed in Bryson City two years ago! We stayed in a secluded cabin on Galbraith Creek Road that was located on the outskirts of the National Park. We had hopes of seeing and hearing the wildlife of the Great Smoky Mountains, but the only thing we saw was one red fox and a cat that wanted to sleep near our jacuzzi.
    We didn't ride the train, but we toured Bryson City and spent a lot of time in Cherokee.
    It was fun looking at your photos. Now I wish we would have taken the time to ride the train.
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  2. I would love to ride the train to Bryson...looks like a lot of fun.

  3. Hi Donna! I stumbled upon your blog through Debbie at Homemaking Dreams. Our family used to live in Bryson City and I love it when I see a blog post from there. We used to live very near the train depot and we learned to 'overlook' the sound of the train whistle during the busy tourist season. We have very good memories from there and I enjoyed seeing your pic's!