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Nice thunderstorm hitting right now. The rain is really needed out here.

let it rain
 

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Until this hit. Pretty substantial downpour. Yesterday I slept thru two inches of rain over about 1.5 hours.
 

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I think this pool of AJs is about to overflow
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ok....Last appt today with the Doc and I am kicking ass and will re-start my journey next week. Probably take the Harley out for a ride in the next few days and see how that goes but I don't really see an issue. Will have to shorten up my driving days for a while due to swelling so I can ice and advil but its getting better every day.d

Going to head up thru the Smokey Mountains on the 77 for a bit.

Will post updates as I proceed.

I have really enjoyed hanging out with AJ and Patty and they couldn't have been any better hosts. Its just time to hit that open road.
 

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If you make your way into Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area lots of moonshine distillery and a few Bourbon Distillery you can tour. A bit touristy but can be fun
 

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We are in northern Alabama at Smith lake. A beautiful lake from what I’ve seen. Been raining like a mofo this week so just fixing shit inside Moho as these things are rolling earthquakes lol
 

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We are in northern Alabama at Smith lake. A beautiful lake from what I’ve seen. Been raining like a mofo this week so just fixing shit inside Moho as these things are rolling earthquakes lol
lol......

Is that anywhere near HWY 77? I haven't really looked at a full map yet
 

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lol......

Is that anywhere near HWY 77? I haven't really looked at a full map yet
No Smith Lake is off I65 northwest of Birmingham Al
Pigeon forge is in smoky mountains. Dollywood lol. Not too far from Knoxville Tn
 

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ok....Last appt today with the Doc and I am kicking ass and will re-start my journey next week. Probably take the Harley out for a ride in the next few days and see how that goes but I don't really see an issue. Will have to shorten up my driving days for a while due to swelling so I can ice and advil but its getting better every day.d

Going to head up thru the Smokey Mountains on the 77 for a bit.

Will post updates as I proceed.

I have really enjoyed hanging out with AJ and Patty and they couldn't have been any better hosts. Its just time to hit that open road.
Born and raised just west of the Smokey Mountains...welcome to God's country...
 

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I’m not familiar with 77. We went in off I40 thru Sevierville to pigeon forge area
 

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Sorry to say but the 77 runs due east of the Smokies. Yes that is beautiful country but you need to get closer Tennessee to really get "The Smokies".

After the 77 I think then I head thru the Smokies.....I have to look at a map. I am definitely going thru the Smokies.....I am sure I can find em :)
 

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I’m not familiar with 77. We went in off I40 thru Sevierville to pigeon forge area
Sorry to say but the 77 runs due east of the Smokies. Yes that is beautiful country but you need to get closer to Tennessee to really get "The Smokies".

After the 77 I think then I head thru the Smokies.....I have to look at a map. I am definitely going thru the Smokies.....I am sure I can find em :)
77 runs north and ends in Ohio.
 

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One way another I am going thru the Smokeys. Lol

map time today to check it all out
 

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One way another I am going thru the Smokeys. Lol

map time today to check it all out
Beautiful area. I recommend Blue Ridge Parkway, there are several side loops that would be great for the Harley. Just a heads up, the roads through the mountains there may not have shoulders or wide lanes like you may be used to. Embrace the southern hospitality!
 

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Beautiful area. I recommend Blue Ridge Parkway, there are several side loops that would be great for the Harley. Just a heads up, the roads through the mountains there may not have shoulders or wide lanes like you may be used to. Embrace the southern hospitality!
thats where LS has me heading. I am def doing that.

born in GA by the way ;)
 

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Tom call me if you need to chat out of boredom on the road...we’re rolling to MT around 9 am tomorrow from Havasu. Splitting it into two days bc of MaK. I need to call you anyway anoint that 5th..

you should check out Charleston if you can
 

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Tom call me if you need to chat out of boredom on the road...we’re rolling to MT around 9 am tomorrow from Havasu. Splitting it into two days bc of MaK. I need to call you anyway anoint that 5th..

you should check out Charleston if you can
Will do.....I am trying to fade into Montana before Sturgis in July but don't know if that leg will be completed or not. Maybe after Strugis but.....wanted to eliminate as much as possible any wild cold storms that might go thru.

If you are talking about WV.....I have lots of family there but probably not going thru.

I have to really sit down and look at the map and come up with my route. If I knew the area better I would just head North and mosey thru but I have to have some kind of plan.....lol

You guys drive careful. Jen and Robert should be back in TX in a day or two so if you need anything there don't hesitate to call them.
 
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