My wife and I went to Pigeon Forge, TN in mid-September 2010. We stayed in a cabin in the hills about 5 miles out of town. The air was clear, the daily walks were invigorating and just as important to an amateur astronomer, the skies were moderately dark.
I battled a waxing half-Moon, but in clear, unpolluted skies, the sky glow was bearable.
Taking astro photos in Pigeon Forge gave me an opportunity to image several deep space Milky Way objects that I cannot see at home because of light pollution. Without further ado, here are some of the pictures that I took.
Lagoon Nebula (Messier Object - M8)