In Townsend, Tenn., for a few days loafing with the wife, overeating, etc.

Hope to get into the park tomorrow or Friday and hook a few brook trout. Brookies, native to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, were off limits for years. Then park officials opened four streams. Fishing for brookies went park wide a few years ago.

In need of local information and am sure the folks at Little River Outfitters can help. Will see them after breakfast.

While traveling to Townsend Wednesday evening stopped in Cookeville, Tenn., for dinner. Traffic backed up for blocks. Assumed accident. Wrong. They were waiting to get into the Chick-Fil-A parking lot. Wow.