We are members of a very active car club that sponsors scenic drives along the many, many fun to navigate mountain roads. 21 vehicles made this trip through the Nantahala Gorge, stopping at the Outdoor Center before heading along Wayah Road, one of the prettiest roadways in our area (with tons of curves and switchbacks to challenge all those sports cars).
A must (unless you are in a sports car) is a visit to Wayah Bald Tower in the Nahtahala National Forest. Obviously we bypassed this historic site and headed for a stop in Franklin, NC for lunch. Finding a restaurant that can accommodate 33 people AND has adequate paved parking away from other cars is often time consuming for the scouts who plan these trips. We are always grateful to the organizers of these adventures. "The husband" was the lead car for group #1...with radio in hand to communicate with our 'sweeper' car......all 10 cars in our group kept the pace with no missed turns!