Bright and early we boarded the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC for the Nantahala Gorge excursion. It was a wonderful 4.5 hour ride that went along the Tuckasegee river and over the Fontana lake tressel. There was an hour stop in the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Unfortunately, there were no tunnels on this leg of the train tracks (Joseph looked for one and asked a few times 'Go Tunnel?')
The windows opened and we were free to move around on the train. Joseph loved hanging his head out the window and visiting the open cars.