We were recovering a bit from our hike, so we took our second day in the Smoky Mountains to drive around to some of the more popular tourist attractions in the Park. That did mean driving with a lot of other people – this park gets a lot of traffic. We are staying on the North side of the Park about 15 miles from the entrance. We drove all the way back through the Park to the South entrance. We wanted to see one of the two operating grist mills in the Park. This mill had a long flume that collected water for the turbine.
We did buy five pounds of corn meal that is locally stone ground. Alan just recently finished up the corn meal that we bought at the Agrirama in Georgia where they also have an operating grist mill. Alan uses it to make some great grits and one of my favorites – cheesy polenta.