No freeways on this leg, just wonderfully twisty roads through the Great Smokey Mountains - including the Tail of The Dragon, a famous/notorious stretch of Hwy 129 with 318 curves in 11 miles. It's a challenge even on dry roads, and we were in steady rain and a rental car! And were still held up by a very slow Corvette... :-) No photos of the Tail itself as I was having too much fun driving, but there are some equally enjoyable twisty roads throughout the mountains.
The Tail starts just as Hwy 129 runs past Calderwood Dam and Lake, and ends at Deal's Gap. Hwy 28 starts there and runs past Cheoah Lake (complete with tent caterpillars and kudzu-covered trees and shrubs), and becomes Hwy 281 before it runs past Wolf Creek Dam and Lake.