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Jul 22, 2013 - What We've Been Doing

Hey, y’all! I hadn’t realized how long it has been since our last update. A lot has happened. The hours at Dollywood have changed to 10 am to 10 pm for a six-week period which means long hours on the days we work or at least late hours sometimes. They shoot off fireworks every night at 9:30 which I have seen partially a few times. They last about 10-12 minutes but are really quite good and a hit with the DW guests. Fortunately, I usually only work 3 days a week. It’s nice having four days off to play. Though Rick usually works on the days...

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Jun 9, 2013 - Clingman's Dome

Hello from hot, humid, and rainy Pigeon Forge! Our mini-garden (see pictures) consisting of 5 tomato plants, 3 cucumber plants, 3 basil plants, 2 pepper plants, 1 strawberry plant, and 2 clumps of parsley absolutely love it even if we are less enamored with the weather. I made my first batch of Pesto Sauce today and it really doesn’t look like I pinched off anywhere near 60 leaves. The tomatoes and cukes are in blossom with some small results forming. Does anyone need parsley? Betsy’s strawberry plant has stopped producing for the time...

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Jun 2, 2013 - Celebrating 19 Years in Pigeon Forge, TN

We spent yesterday celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary in Pigeon Forge, TN. Along with lots of shopping we had a wonderful lunch at the Old Mill Restaurant and caught a matinee show at the Smoky Mountain Opry. It was a good variety show that had all kinds of music including country, blues, pop and broadway plus comedy, magic acts and an amazing silk aerial team. We were in the third row with a very close view of all the amazing action. The rare tigers were used in a circus segment as well as a broadway rendition of The Lion King....

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May 12, 2013 - At Last Another Update

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers reading this journal as I am writing it on Mother’s Day. Right after I posted our last update, the campground did have a cookout. Lots of good food and it was really nice to meet our neighbors. I have posted some photos but won’t try to name everyone. We’re having another one this Tuesday (5/14) which will probably be the last for the summer as Dollywood starts staying open 7 days a week on May 26 and, as most of the long term campers work at Dollywood, it will be hard to find a day when everyone is off...

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Apr 14, 2013 - Slow Time in Pigeon Forge

Things have been slow here in Pigeon Forge and at Dollywood. We have not had a very nice Spring with it being either too cold and/or rainy or too hot. I’ve been working more than Rick since I work in a take-out restaurant and he usually runs one of the concessions. When there aren’t many guests in the park, the management tends to shut down the concessions. Hopefully, the weather will improve soon and things will get busier at the park. On Monday this past week Rick got a call from his Mom’s realtor to let him know that the closing on her...

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Mar 20, 2013 - Back in Pigeon Forge

Well, we are back on the road again. Hopefully, this time it will be a permanent thing as we have put our house on the market - when it sells we will become “full-timers”. Keep good thoughts for us that the house sells sooner rather than later. For those of you who saw the news about the Pigeon Forge wildfire, we are fine. We could see the fire and smoke from our campground as it was just over the ridge from us but fortunately the wind was blowing in the right direction and the fire missed us. We did hear lots and lots of sirens and watched...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Pigeon Forge

Day 3 of the Great Washington Adventure Saturday broke sunny and pleasant, we had already hooked up the night before so decided we would get on the road and put a little distance between us and Bull Run Campground. We haven’t said much about the RV park, except mentioning the kidnapping of Jean’s plant, so in favor of the park I need to say it is a very nice State Regional Park. If you are looking for a place to camp and visit Washington, it is ideal and we recommend it. With that short commercial intro, onto the next few days adventure. I...

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Sep 3, 2012 - In the Home Stretch

Our 2012 season at Dollywood is coming to its close. We’ve been here since mid-March and will be leaving on the 11th of September. Time to move back to the North Ga Mountains. This past month has been hot. And some days were long. During Dollywood Nights (July 30 to August 12) the park was open from 10 am to 10 pm. And our college kids were done at the end of the first week – we were sorry to see them go – they were a really nice bunch of young people, polite, good-looking, intelligent, and we hope that some or most of them come back next...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Tennessee Trip (June 2011)

Day 1: The drive up, and exploring the Christmas place in Pigeon Forge. Day 2: Spent the day in Gatlinburg. Went on the skylift, saw the Ripley's Haunted House and Motion Theater. Ate in Pizza Hut. Went on the Earthquake ride. Went hiking to an old cabin and a small waterfall. Day 3: We drove down to Chattanooga and Rock City. First we went underground to see Ruby Falls, then went walk through Rock City and Lookout Mountain. After that, we rode up the mountain on the Incline Railway. Day 4: We went to Dollywood. Day 5: We went to Cade's...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Tennessee Trip (June 2012)

Day 1: The drive up. Day 2: Spent the day in Gatlinburg. Went on the skylift, and then in the Guiness world records museum. Ate in the Pizza Hut. Then, we went on the space needle. After that, we went into the Wax Museum. Last, we went into the "Castle of Chaos", and played some kind of first person shooter game. I won, by a lot. Day 3: We went into Cade's Cove. Only saw one bear this time. We took a 2 hour hike to see Abram's falls. Day 4: We went down to Chattanooga and did the usual. Lookout Mountain, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Tennessee Trip (November 2006)

Pretty much the same stuff we did for all of our other Tennessee vacations, only over the Thanksgiving holidays. It snowed one day, which was pretty cool. This trip was when I first got really good at pool, and when I first started to really like Green Day lol. States passed through: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee.

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Jul 30, 2012 - A Busy Month

Yeah, I know – it’s been a long time since our last update. We are still alive and well, busy and busy. This month has been Kids Fest at Dollywood – tons and tons of them. The weather has continued to be very hot with occasional downpours. While we have enjoyed a few less hours of working since the college kids have arrived, they are now in the process of leaving, just as Dollywood Nights comes along. Park hours during Kids Fest were 9am-8pm; during DW Nights, the park is open 10am-10pm. Soooooo, we are going to be working longer hours...

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