We had a most enjoyable day today. We drove up into the Great Smoky Mountains driving through Cherokee country on the way. I loved the Cherokee Museum and its fascinating display. Our proposed walking along the trails was delayed when I saw the fun to be had riding a huge inner tube down the river rapids. The woman renting the tubes advised me on all sorts of safety procedures and I was more than a little nervous. However, I need not have worried. The ride was most leisurely and lots of fun. I spent most of my time pushing myself off the rocks in the shallow stream so I could continue my meandering. I got completely soaked in the process!