The Yard Man and I left the United States of America. Reader Dear, we just drove across a boundary and there we were, outside of U.S. controlled land!
We were in the Cherokee Nation.
It was fascinating to be in this tiny piece of land that was given to the original inhabitants of the entire Smokey Mountain region. The Cherokee have a beautiful school and a beautiful hospital here, and they have some land in Oklahoma. They also have a bit of a tourist trade. All in all, however, it's my opinion they got a very shabby deal!