Beef Jerky Outlet

The Beef Jerky Outlet specializes in all kinds of beef jerky from original to fiery hot, with over 200 varieties in all. The store offers free samples for those who like to try a wide variety of flavors before purchasing.  But beware, my husband was at the peppers shop and put a free sample in his … Continue reading Beef Jerky Outlet

Seasons are Changing

  I love the area in which I live.  I love the changing seasons.  I enjoy swimming in the summer. watching the leaves change in the fall, Sledding with my children in the winter and watching the new life immerge in the spring.  With each change in season, I am reminded of the little things … Continue reading Seasons are Changing

road trip: gatlinburg, tn

Great trip. It sounds like you had an awesome time. Great pictures too.

I believe you meant Clingman’s Dome when you said Cades Cove

MamaGr

the summer road trip continued. the drive from charlottesville, va to gatlinburg, tn was six hours.

we made it to gatlinburg without getting lost : ) we stayed at Smoky Bear Campground in the teddy bear cabin. it was thankfully not in the hubub of gatlinburg. it was tucked away off route 321. there were a few other cabins on the campground alongside rv’s and thee pool. our cabin had a loft, futon in the living room (for gr3 to sleep on), a kitchen, full bath, and bedroom. the bonus was the faux fireplace that gr3 fell in love with. he sat by it and watched the glow. he turned it on every chance he had.

the first full day we did the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. you could hear the “roar” of the water. we stopped at jim ogle’s log cabin, an old appalachian home where fellow…

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The Lost Sea (massive underground cave and lake!)

The Lost Sea is in the Craighead Caverns cave system.  The tour is quite interesting, with something for everyone. Geology and cave nuts will appreciate one of its geological features the anthodites (rare, spiky crystalline structures also known as cave flowers) - rare cave formations which are in abundance here.   The underground lake is the … Continue reading The Lost Sea (massive underground cave and lake!)

“Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge.”

We visited Cades Cove in late August 2013.  We turned off the main road onto a side road.  There was a mother deer and her baby frolicking in a field.  It was really cute to see them play together like that. We headed back onto the loop to go to the area where they have a … Continue reading “Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge.”

Cherokee Indian Reservation

We went to the Chrokee Indian Village early in the morning. The "indian reservation" is basically an outdoor museum, at each booth people explain what they are doing. There is a village set up with a guide at each stop. You will be given a walking tour with a personal guide as well. Then, you … Continue reading Cherokee Indian Reservation

Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course – Public

The Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course is open year-round with modern facilities, fully equipped pro shop and food services area. This beautiful 18-hole course was designed by noted golf course architect William Langford. In 1993 it underwent a major renovation by Bob Cupp & Associates of Atlanta. The course has been acclaimed as one of the … Continue reading Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course – Public

Biltmore Estate

George Vanderbilt created Biltmore as an escape from everyday life. It was built between 1889 and 1895. A visit to the 8,000-acre estate in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina provides limitless activities. The Biltmore Estate consist of a house, gardens, Antler Hill Village, and the winery. The house and gardens are three miles from … Continue reading Biltmore Estate

Andrew Johnson Historic Site

Andrew Johnson was presided over the American government during the turbulent years immediately following the Civil War. He did not fare well, nearly becoming the first president removed from office by Congress. The Andrew Johnson Historic Site in Greeneville is a place that puts in perspective his life and the era in which he lived. … Continue reading Andrew Johnson Historic Site

Bob Nelson Comedy Show

Watching Bob Nelson is like watching several different top comedians all rolled up in one. His family oriented comedy shows are filled with spontaneity and zaniness. Your entire family is certain to love this one of a kind comedy experience. The show is a good show without any foul language. He is funny without being … Continue reading Bob Nelson Comedy Show