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Backup plan for a rainy vacation :(

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Backup plan for a rainy vacation :(

We are leaving for N.C. (from Florida) for a 5 day vacation on Thursday. Our home base will be in Franklin. Our trip includes "Unto These Hills" in Cherokee on Friday night, Tubing and Zip Lining in Helen, GA. on Saturday, Pontoon boat on Lake Fontana on Sunday, Whitewater rafting and Gatlinburg on Monday and a Franklin to Highlands to wherever drive on Tuesday.

Can anyone suggest a back up plan for any of these days in the event of rain? I don't think the Biltmore interests any of us, but it seems that everything is going to entail getting rained on! We are a group of six 50'ish year olds and our 20ish year old "kids".

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Backup plan for a rainy vacation :(


Rafting and tubing in the rain is fun. You will have a little more water and if you Are like me you will get good and wet anyhow. The Cherokee drama will not be called to the last minute. In that area it may rain the other side of the mountian but not this side. If it rains out check out the museum in Cherokee. If you get rained out of outdoor activity take the time to check out the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley. They have a bunch of old motorcycles and my wife really liked it. We too are 50'ish kids.

In Gatlinburg you can always check out the shops in town or do some shows in Gatlinburg or the Pigeon Forge area. You can also drive the Cades Cove loop road.

I think you will find plenty to do working around the rain. Rmember a bad day of vacation is better than a good day at work.


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2. Re: Backup plan for a rainy vacation :(

Usually rain this time of year means brief showers that last only a short while. It's rather unusual to have days that are total washouts.

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