We had another long travel day as we drove from North Carolina to Tennessee. We drove All. Day. Long. We did have a few stops along the way to help make the drive seem not quite as long. Our first stop of the day was at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian strives to perpetuate the history, culture, & stories of the Cherokee people, and is beautifully curated. We got a private tour of all their artifacts by one Cherokee tour guide, dressed in traditional dress. Then had another Cherokee tour guide that took us through the museum, also in traditional dress.
After our tour and a quick lunch, we were back on the road. We had amazing views of the Southern wilderness landscape as we drove.
We made a couple of stops at a few information centers, this one had a particularly nice view.
Our final stop was at the Appalachian Trail and the NC/ TN state line. I wish we would've had more time so we could've walked even a small part of the trail, but we only had time for a quick visit in order to make it to Nashville in a timely manner. I did make sure to walk up the trail a little ways so I can say I have actually been on the trail.
Next up, Nashville!!