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2017 Wings Over The Smokies

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Laurie

The day started at 2,298 feet and ended at 2,694 feet. The highest altitude was 3,790 feet and the lowest altitude was 1,298 feet.



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When I met Laurie many years ago one of the first things we did together was to go to the Wings Over The Smokies Gold Wing rally in the western NC mountains. She had a yellow Honda 750 Nighthawk and I got a blue one shortly after we met. (I met her on AOL, remember those days?)

We have gone to a few more over the years and decided to attend the 2017 rally this weekend as a shake down trip for our upcoming 3 week cross country trip starting next weekend (check back here for updates from that trip).

The rally is not as big as it has been in the past but we still enjoy attending to walk through the vendor area, meet old friends and ride in the beautiful NC mountains. Below are some photos with comments from this weekend.

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Laurie

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Laurie

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Laurie
We spent our honey moon in the Asheville, NC area. I don’t have a clue how we found the Sweet Onion Restaurant in Waynesville, NC but we did and have returned at least once a year since 2011. We always agree that the next time we will only order one meal and share, but we never do. We love this place and keep coming back.

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Laurie

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Bobby, Laurie

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Laurie

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Laurie

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We found a little luck beside the road.

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Laurie

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Laurie

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Laurie

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We have never been on this road but it was beautiful. We did it slow and easy and have made mental notes to return next year in mid October to enjoy the fall colors.

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Laurie

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Bobby, Laurie
Our fellow Gold Wingers at the final closing ceremony where a 2017 Gold Wing was given away.

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The previous article is I've Always Wanted to Visit Cumberland Gap.

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