The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
The rain to mist and cloud again,
Tomorrow be today.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Above: Bridge at The Laurels Picnic Area after a heavy rain. Dry Creek, as it is known, is certainly not living up to its name.
Directions: From Johnson City, TN, take I-26 east to Okolona exit (#27). Turn left, drive under I-26 to TN 359 (S. Roan St.). Turn left (toward Johnson City) and drive 0.2 miles. Then turn right onto TN 359 (Okolona Rd). Travel 1.4 miles, then turn right onto TN 361 (Laurels Rd.) and travel for 3.7 miles to The Laurels which will be on your right.