Moonshine Ridge

Moonshine Ridge is located on Wears Valley Road.  It is a rather large building with beautiful landscaping.  The cafe is to the left as you enter the porch area.  The cafe just opened back up again on August 23, 2016.

When you enter Moonshine Ridge, you will find the country store section to the right which includes many items to browse and explore such as home decor items, jewelry, t-shirts etc.  To the left of the entrance way is the grocery market section of Moonshine Ridge.  They have free smaples set out in front of the items that are for sale including a large selection of various salsas, dips, chips, relishes, pickles, jams, jellies, butters, BBQ sauces, and pickled vegetables. Look for items with the name brand of Tennessee’s Best, which is supposed to be a line of products made locally in the Great Smoky Mountains area.  In the center section of Moonshine Ridge to the left of the check out tables, you will see Aunt Tipsy’s fudge “shop” and more free samples if you ask.

2005 Wears Valley Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862

Phone: (865) 446-4673

E-Mail: PaulB@moonshine.comcastbiz.net

http://www.moonshine-ridge.com/

 

 

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Tennessee Disc Golf, Bugs and Brains

Very excited to hear there is disk golf courses around.

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It’s been a lil while since my last post. I haven’t much of great importance to pass along, but a couple things–maybe not worthy of posts of their own– for tonight:

I disc golfed Tennessee for the first time about a week back. With my family I played The Claytons in Alcoa, TN, Sept. 4. Unfortunately, because I was with family, most not used to 18 holes, elevation, terrain, bugs and heat, I didn’t get to play even nine of those beautiful holes. What we did play was very nice. Challenging and picturesque.

A couple days later– with most of the family busy doing the tourist strip in Gatlinburg– I played Mills Park, a local course to Gatlinburgers. I left my wife in the car, told her I’d be not too much more than an hour, and went out on my merry way. On hole 2, I joined up…

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Pigeon Forge Deli

A true deli that makes it’s own bread.  Everything is quality from the service to the food.  I got the Chub and my friend got the Reuben.  She said it was the best Reuben she ever had.  The full chub is probably too much for most people to eat.  I have a huge appetite and regretted eating it all.

The Pigeon Forge Deli is about 1 block from main highway on Wears Valley Road in small shopping center. In corner out of view so look for signs.    Image result for pigeon forge deli

It is on East Wears Valley Road on the side of the Parkway that has Dollywood and the Island.
 
159 E Wears Valley Rd, suite 13 – IN THE CORNER OF 2 BUILDINGS, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3255

The Escape Game – Pigeon Forge

 

If you like to do puzzles and are up for a challenge I would highly recomThe Escape Game - Pigeon Forge, TN, United Statesmend this game.  Groups all work together to figure out the clues.  The staff is very friendly and helpful.  Don’t be afraid to ask them questions during the game too.  You may be paired with other groups if you have a small group.  Make your reservations in advanced and early.  If you don’t want to be with a lot of other people, perhaps doing an early escape room would work.

There are times you have to think out of the box.  Don’t be shy, every recommendation should be considered.  Leave no rock unturned.

The Island in Pigeon Forge

http://theescapegamepigeonforge.com/

112 Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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New Salem Baptist Church in Sevierville. Earliest surviving brick church in the county.

This 1886 church is Sevierville’s oldest surviving public building and the only church in Sevier County to be built for and by its African-American congregation.

From the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture:

“Isaac Dockery, an African American brickmason and builder, was born a freeman in the Jones Cove community of Sevier County. Dockery moved to Sevierville before the Civil War, where he worked as a merchant clerk in the home of Henry M. Thomas. During the war, Confederate soldiers captured Dockery and dragged him through the streets of Sevierville because he refused to reveal the hiding place of Thomas’s grandson, McKendree Porter Thomas (1835-1913), a colonel in the Union army. After the war Dockery married Charlotte Thomas (1838-1913), who had been one of Thomas’s slaves.In the late 1860s Dockery built a brick kiln near Middle Creek outside Sevierville and established a brick masonry business. Dockery inscribed his initials, “I D,” and sometimes a date, on his bricks as a trademark. A master brick mason, Dockery taught his craft to his sons, his sons-in-law, and his grandsons.

Dockery made the bricks for several notable Sevierville landmarks, including the Murphy College building (1891), the Sevierville Masonic Lodge (1893), and the Sevier County Courthouse (1896). He also built at least two commercial buildings on the original public square which were destroyed in a 1900 fire. The New Salem Baptist Church, built in 1886 for the local black community, remains his most significant building. This handsome Gothic Revival-style church was originally constructed as a Union Church, which welcomed all religious denominations. The New Salem Baptist Church is the oldest remaining building in Sevierville and the second oldest church building in the county.

… Dockery died in 1910 at his son’s home in Knoxville. He was buried in the Public Cemetery for African Americans near Sevierville.”

Address:
601 Eastgate Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37876
Coordinates:
35.85907700
-83.55395700

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 is so much to do that I never get bored  I have also found that sitting and relaxing and gazing at those beautiful Smoky Mountains can be an enjoyable activity as well.  Check out this video which highlights a lot of the things the area has to offer.