Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
Dec 1, 2011 - Smoky Mountain Range
We're staying in the Quality Inn at Pigeon Forge, which has lived up to its name. Pigeon Forge is a mass of amusements and lights all down the road, advertising Dolly Parton etc. Dollywood is just down the road but we decided it wasn't for us. Gatlinburg is just the same as Pigeon Forge with lights and amusements aligning both sides of the street. It would be beautiful skiing here. It looked good driving into Pigeon Forge last night but today we chose to go into the mountains instead. It was a twisty, turny drive through beautiful...Jump to full entry
Nov 13, 2011 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Pigeon Forge here we come, arrived early afternoon, but had a time change back to Eastern time, set our watches ahead. Camped in a nice spot at Creekside RV Park, lots of ducks came out to great us. We went out to drive around and have supper in this picturesque place at the edge of the Smokey Mountains. They have numerous restaurants, hotels, dinner theaters, amusement parks and shopping!!! And all lit up and glittery like Las Vegas. Pigeon Forge has a population of about 5000, seemed like a lot of people out and about in the tourist area.Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2011 - Cades Cove,Tn...
Throughout the 18th century, the Cherokee Indians used two main trails to cross the Smokies from North Carolina to Tennessee. One was the Indian Gap Trail, which connected the Rutherford Indian Trace in the Balsam Mountains to the Great Indian Warpath in modern-day Sevier County. The other was a lower trail that crested at Ekaneetlee Gap, just east of Gregory Bald. This trail traversed Cades Cove and Tuckaleechee Cove before proceeding along to Great Tellico and other Overhill towns along the Little Tennessee River. European traders were...Jump to full entry
Nov 6, 2011 - Smith Family Theater....
We arrived in Pigeon Forge and discovered that we arrived the day they shut Dollywood down for a week to decorate for Christmas. Ah well, there is certainly plenty else to do in the area. In addition to our driving tours we decided to take in a couple of shows. So, we took in the Smith Family Show a couple of nights ago. Pigeon Forge offers so many family oriented shows it was hard to choose. We'd planned to see the Hatfield & McCoy Show as well but ran out of time. Actually, when we purchased our dinner show at the Smith Family Theater we...Jump to full entry
Today we met our good friend Jenny Johnson & her hubby Don for lunch in Johnson City. We first met Jenny in September 2006 in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. She was living in Spokane, Wa at the time & drove to Couer d'Alene to play tour guide for us. She had lived in the area for many years & really knew her way around! We had a great day & continued to keep in touch. Well, she now lives in Mountain City, Tn & contacted us to let us know we were only a couple of hours away. So of course we had to meet up before leaving the area. It was so good to...Jump to full entry
Nov 4, 2011 - 'Christ In The Smokies'...
Today's post covers our visit to the 'Christ In The Smokies' Museum and Prayer Garden located in Gatlinburg, one block off the main drag on River Road. We purchased our tickets online, saving $3 each on the $12 per person entrance fee for this well loved attraction. I should mention that they also offer free parking, a rarity here in Gatlinburg. Most parking is a 'Pay All Day' lot, ranging from $5-$8.00. As we entered the Museum we first noticed a life-sized figure of the Apostle Paul. Amazing detail all the way down to the period clothing....Jump to full entry
Nov 3, 2011 - Roaring Fork Motor Trail...
We arrived in Pigeon Forge & got settled into our site here at Eagle's Nest last Friday, late afternoon. We had nice weather most of the way and were glad to find that we could receive both our Internet & TV without a problem. With all of the surrounding mountains and trees we figured we wouldn't have much of a chance. Apparently the month of October is 'leaf-peeper's' month, so no Passport America discount until November 1st. But, the normal rate was still one of the best around & we're on PA now, so we are happy campers. If you've ever...Jump to full entry
Oct 20, 2011 - Pigeon Forge, TN First day of reunion 10/20/11
On the 14th, we did an interesting walk in Little Rock. We went by the capital, saw the bronzes of the first 9 black students who integrated Central High School, crossed the Arkansas River and saw the Razorback (a submarine which had been sold to Turkey and was bought back by private investors after it was decommissioned), went back across the Arkansas and saw THE little rock which had been used to mark the best place for a crossing, and finished up at the Clinton Presidential Library. Saturday, we drove to Memphis and stayed at the...Jump to full entry
Oct 13, 2011 - Tail of the Dragon
Well, we are in our last week of working at Dollywood. Next week we head on back to Morganton, GA. Rick and I were lucky this week and both of us are scheduled to work only Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so that gave us the beginning of the week to play. An aside here, an update on Ken. His recovery is coming along great. I did not have to go back to Davidson this week to be the chauffeur as he is back driving. But last week when I was at Ken’s helping out with the driving, my Ford Fusion was rear ended so it now has a very dented left...Jump to full entry
Sep 30, 2011 - Our time at Dollywood is winding down
It’s been a while since we last posted a message to y’all…and it has been busy. What with moderate work schedules, finishing quilting projects, and making jewelry, we have had limited time for other activities…except… Our oldest son Ken called me at work on 9/12 saying ”I’m OK, Dad, but I’m in the ER at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville (NC). I’ve been a little tired lately and feeling a little cold and my heart was racing. My boss told me to call my doctor immediately. I did and he said to get to the hospital ASAP. They found that I am...Jump to full entry
Sep 20, 2011 - Pigeon, Forge
At Pigeon Forge we had a rally with HitchHiker friends from the forum. There must have been about 25 rigs there, maybe more. While at Pigeon Forge we went out to dinner a lunch a few times and did the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, and went to the Comedy Barn. Both were family comedy and fun. We had several potlucks and we spent quite a bit of time visiting with friends we had not seen in a while. We also found that we had a severe leak in our roof in the large dinning room/living room slide. When it stopped raining I got on the roof and...Jump to full entry
Sep 12, 2011 - Great Smoky Mountain National Park
As we left Asheville, on the 12th, we knew the Blue Ridge Parkway was out, We’d just driven on US64 and that is not motor home friendly, so we went west on I40, toward Pigeon Forge, TN. As we entered Tennessee, we stopped at the Visitors Center and got good information. She sent us on the scenic route to Pigeon Forge. We arrived in what has to be the Tourist Trap Capital of the U.S. I do try to keep an open mind about wherever we find ourselves. Clark is much better about accepting every circumstance. We had called an RV Park to make sure...Jump to full entry