Cades Cove is a pretty neat little place. Long before the Smokies were established as a national park, settlers moved into the valley and created homesteads. Life was difficult, but these folks sure knew how to work hard, build community, and enjoy life in the mountains. Their daily routines revolved around feeding their families, heeding their religion, and, of course, keeping those moonshine stills running. Despite living miles apart and lacking good roads, the Cades Coves settlers made it a priority to get together for good ol’ fashioned parties (typically involving some type of work, mind you).
Life was simpler back then, but I’d still miss WiFi.