Part 1 – On our world tour (see also hubert-on-tour.com
), we crossed the border into the USA between Quebec and Maine. The aim was to find warmer temperatures without missing one or the other impression from the east of the US. And, it was definitely worth it. At the beginning we were allowed to enjoy the "Indian Summer", then several animals in some wildlife refuges. Within the Appalachian Mountains we went south, the weather was partly miserably, but as soon as the sun shone, the views were spectacular. Once in Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was of course not to be missed. There are quite a few people at this time of year, but the mountains with morning mist impressed us definitely. The end of this first part is the Congaree National Park in South Carolina. The Park protects the last remaining large population of ancient hardwood forests in the United States. The lush trees growing in a marshland are among the tallest forests in the eastern United States and form one of the highest natural roof areas in the world.