The great smoky mountains along the North Carolina – Tennessee border is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It derives its name from the natural fog that hangs over the range and when viewed from a distant can be mistaken for smoke plumes. The fog is caused by the chemicals that are exhaled by the vegetation. The 2000 mile popular Appalachian trail passes through this state park too.
When I went to school in Georgia tech, Atlanta, the Office of International Education organised a trip to Washington. We went to all the monuments( and there are a lot of them), even to the White house(unfortunately no pics!). But the best part of the trip for me was climbing to the top of the Washington memorial early morning. I spend fifteen minutes atop the memorial watching the capital city come alive. If you are in DC I would recommend doing this. If you not in DC well no worries, here are pictures from my trip (way back in 2008).
The white house
The white house zoomed in
The brown building (w/o the hole) is the National Archives which houses the Decl of Independence.( Can you spot the National Cathedral at a distance)
The International students in front of the Capitol.