Stopped off today at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton to walk the dog. It was another dreary day, but Duke insisted on going out. If you wish you got out more often, get a dog (and a camera). The two mile path follows the Watauga River, and then makes a loop past the swimming pool and hospital. The park also offers a reconstruction of the Watauga Fort (complete with “Don’t Tread on Me” flag) and a visitor’s center. Click here for info/directions.