Our time in Kentucky has come to an end and we are beginning our return home. We decided a route through Tennessee, Carolinas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana to Texas. First, stop to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Upon arriving, we were totally overwhelmed with the number of people who had the exact same idea as us. It was a beehive of activity with people swarming everywhere. It was so crowded we decided to just drive through the park to enjoy the scenery then keep going to a more tranquil environment. The Smokies had the best change of season colors we had seen on the trip as Kentucky who normally would have been at peak season by this time was experiencing a warmer fall than usual.