This was another busy day. We were up early and over the mountain again to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railway. We, personally, found this to be a waste of time and money. I would have rather spent the time on a hike. It was a 4 hour ride with limited views. The train was pretty crowded. We rode in the coach section with no designated seating. When we got off the train for a break, someone took it on themselves to move people's stuff to the other seats. It caused a lot of confusion and tense moments for everyone. Before we got rolling again, someone had a medical emergency and we had to wait about an hour for EMS and an ambulance to transport the person to the hospital. Praying that everything turned out OK for them. Sad that someone started out to have a good day, only to end up in the hospital.
The drive back to GB was pleasant and we had time to drive through Roaring Fork on its opening day! We saw 2 black bear just before we got started on the loop. The drive was so much smoother and the streams were flowing & bubbling nicely. I was pretty well done by the time we got back to the hotel from all the riding and the stress of the train ride. I didn't feel like going anywhere nice for our anniversary supper, so we went down the street to Shoney's. I was ready to call it a night after that, but DH wanted to play Hillbilly Golf again. We did celebrate by going to PF for ice cream at Baskins Robbins. That was the end of our short weekend trip. We were up early Sunday and on our way back to KY, feeling lucky to have been to the mountains 3 times this year.