2019 Great Lakes/Niagara Falls and The Smokies Tour Days 18 and 19

Day 18 – Wednesday, June 12th

Pleasure riding (all riding is a pleasure) around 100mi

We made a stop at Sunshine Grocery, a novelty stop place near Blairsville, Georgia.

Rode part of The Gauntlet on the way to eat BBQ at Blue Ridge, Georgia – Mike’s Trackside BBQ.

We were back at our lodgings around 4pm; snacked and watched, The Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2…..R&R

And seriously this is what the next few days will look like.

Day 19 – Thursday, June 13th

136 miles of pleasure.

Slay the Dragon day – It’s called Tail of the Dragon.

We start at Deal’s Gap motorcycle Resort, drive the 11 miles (318 curves) to Look-Out and then back again. Thats 636 curves in all.

After miles and miles of semi straight and flat our bikes were hungry for curves.

We are here to relax and ride the Smokies.

And then…….we ate desert again at Lynn’s Place – Dragon Slayer‘s deserve desert 😊


2019 Great Lakes/Niagara Falls and The Smokies Tour Days 16 and 17

Day 16 – Monday, June 10th (150mi)

Sellersburg, Indiana to Somerset, Kentucky

We had a late start today, as we were waiting on the UPS delivery of my new back tire to the motorcycle shop that was kind enough to work us in.

It was around 4pm that all our kiddos gathered around the bikes and hugged and loved us on our way.

It was cloudy with threats of rain, though it was worth it to us to get far enough along to make the next day to our destination easier.

Day 17 – Tuesday, June 11th (242mi)

Somerset, Kentucky to Murphy, Tenn

We drove the Cherohala Skyway –


on the way, and also stopped into Lynn’s Place for deserts in Robinsville, NC – Al had coconut cream pie and I got their fudge chocolate cake with ice cream. This is an area that we’re very familiar with. We have stayed at the Phillip’s Motel down the street many times when we come to ride in this area.

The dragon at Deal’s Gap, is just down the road, but we are saving that ride for after we get to Murphy and unload our gear and luggage.

We arrived to our lodgings around 4pm and this AirBnB will be our rest, relax and leisure riding in these great Smokies for the next few days.

Our host has stocked this; over the garage beautiful living space with snacks all over the place. My mega stuffed Oreos fit it nicely.

The refrigerator is stocked with sodas, milk, orange juice, cheeses, English muffins, and little butters. The bathroom has various toiletries provided by our Airbnb host here.

The house has a wrap around porch with two porch swings and cozy comfy seating to just sit and relax and also a BBQ cooking area. This was all for much below the price of a motel.

This Airbnb is definitely one we will return to. If you go onto the Airbnb app and look for Murphy, NC, and you will find it called – Hubbard House Mountain Retreat 3 room Private apt. – Tell them Al and Kim sent you.

This is our chill, relax and ride retreat time, 😊

Happy Trails ❤️