Joe Watson put together another sold out Breakfast Ramble with 25 Appalachian Region members coming together at the Smoky Mountain Diner in Hot Springs.

Hot Springs resident Nort Northam was there early to help park all the beautiful Porsches in front of the restaurant.  But, Nort wasn’t there early enough to beat the always-early Joe and Lois Esposito who were already sitting and eating as members started filing into the restaurant.

Smoky Mountain Diner is known for their giant cinnamon rolls that were spotted at most tables as members threw caution to the wind with regards to calorie counting during breakfast.  David Angelus and Dianne, and Mary and David Stori decided they had to hike to Lover’s Leap on the Appalachian Trail just outside of Hot Springs to work off their cinnamon roll

Others of us decided to drive so after breakfast Nort led an impromptu non-PCA drive. We drove Nort’s favorite driving loop north of Hot Springs into Tennessee and then back to Hot Springs.  Ten cars made the loop to enjoy the autumn sights.  Asheville and Hendersonville residents cut off before Hot Springs to drive the Big Laurel over to I-26 before heading home for an afternoon of Saturday chores.




Jim MooreJim Moore – Vice President & Events Chair