Pigeon Forge has something for everyone.

When my husband and I first went to Pigeon Forge, we fell in love with the area.  My husband likes to relax on vacation.  To me, vacation is something to be conquered.  I need to go and see everything that the area has to offer.  Pigeon Forge has something for every age and agenda.  There … Continue reading Pigeon Forge has something for everyone.

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Love to read other peoples experiences about Dollywood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoN66AHnww4 When I was a child, I got a Dollywood season pass for Christmas almost every year, as did most of my cousins. Some of the best memories of my childhood come from when my grandmother would turn us kids loose in the park, and we pretty much wreaked havoc for several hours. When you’re … Continue reading Love to read other peoples experiences about Dollywood

Gatlinburg Tennessee Endless Activities

There are so many Things to see and do in Gatlinburg Tennessee.  I have been going there for years and still do not have many things on my Gatlinburg bucket list crossed off.  Mainly because I love doing certain things that I have to hit every time I am in the area.  Check out this … Continue reading Gatlinburg Tennessee Endless Activities

Pigeon Forge Things to Do

This lovely little piece of Tennessee became the place that attracted travelers to the quiet community in the Appalachia beginning in the early 1960’s. From a small community with modest lodging and not much of a draw outside of the natural landscape, to a destination that draws up to 10 million guests a year, Pigeon […] … Continue reading Pigeon Forge Things to Do

Ober Gatlinburg

4 Radical Roadschoolers and a Fat Cat

One of the items on my bucket list of things to do while we’re traveling was to take the kids to an alpine slide.  I remember my parents taking me to those in New England when I was a kid and I knew my kids would just love it.  So while in Gatlinburg we visited the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.  During non-ski season the resort has all kinds of other fun activities to do like an indoor ice skating rink, mini golf, scenic gondola rides, water slides (summer only), and our favorite — alpine slides!  The beautiful fall colors were an added bonus.

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The alpine slide was not open first thing in the morning because they had to clean the rain and leaves off the slides, so we started the day with a maze where Chris & Jesse teamed up against Jake & me and Jake and I won!  We had…

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Ghost Town in the Smokies

As we’re rustling though wet leaves, its hard to imagine that this tranquil plot of land has been the subject of so much controversy. In fact, its pretty easy to overlook the community entirely. The only sound is some laughing teenagers somewhere around a bend in the road ahead, and, if you’re close enough, streaming water from the Little River.  If not for the leafless trees granting glimpses the near century-old vacation homes, you wouldn’t even know they’re there.

DSC_3875Elkmont started as a logging base in 1908. Within a couple of years the logging company had a bunch of cleared out land and no way to make more money from it, so they started selling plots to hunters and fisherman, drawing outdoor enthusiasts out to the wilderness of the Smokies. Cottages and hotels started popping up on the mountain and an elite social club – the Appalachian Club – was established. But not…

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