I've never been to Merritt Island before, so I'm really looking forward to visiting there on our November trip south. Any recommendations for what I might see there the week of Thanksgiving? Where should I focus my time? We'll have one afternoon there and then the next full day. We'll be in Cades Cove the day after Thanksgiving and possibly the day after that. (I suppose we have to come home some time!) Will I have completely missed the fall colors by that time? We've done the Abrams Falls hike and biked the main paved loop on a previous trip, but I've just had major surgery, and I'm not sure I'll be up to something so strenuous by then. Any recommendations for easy hikes or really flat bike trails?! Thanks for any advice you can give!