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Mar 27, 2012 - A Day Off!

Today is our day off. At least Rick's. I actually had yesterday off also. Last Tuesday was the preview day for employees to try out the new roller coaster at Dollywood "Wild Eagle". Rick, Tom, and Linda all decided they were going to ride it while Brenda, Walt, and I decided to sit it out and just try the new pizza they are offering. Rick et al were just about to get on the Wild Eagle when it started to lightning and thunder so the park closed the ride down. While waiting to see if it would open again, we all tried out the Lumberjack Pizza....

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Back To Dollywood

Mar 18, 2012 - Day 9

Well, our adventure is almost to an end, but with Jackie it is always balls to the walls, hehe. Drove about 7 hours to Two Rivers Landing, only stopping off for a sandwich or a quick potty break. We traveled a little different route coming back through Kentucky crossing the Ohio River. Did I say yet that I soooo miss the kiddos!!

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Mar 13, 2012 - We Arrive

I am predating some of these 1st entries in order to make them shorter. We arrived on March 13 about a week and a half before Dollywood officially opened. There was a Quiltfest being held in Pigeon Forge 3/14 to 3/17 which I wanted to attend. It was a good shop with many beautiful entries and some really good classes. I was able to take two piecing classes, "Lover's Knot" and "High Speed Rail". Didn't have time to finish either of the tops in the class but I am working on them here in the camper. I also attended two lectures, one a dinner...

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Back To Dollywood

Mar 9, 2012 - Leaving Home

1st Day of our big trip to pick up our new camper. It started out not so good when I realized that I did not get the Satellite Recievers from the house after travelling for almost an hour. Luckily, Dad came to the rescue as he went to the house picked them up an drove to meet me. The drive was good, lots of traffic, more than I would have thought of. Just went and ate at 5 guys burger and fries. We wen to the fuel station to fill up. We recently installed an aux 50 gallon tank so now we can handle 86 gallons of fuel. Filled up with 75...

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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...

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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.

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On The Road 2011

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...

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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...

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Nov 5, 2011 - Davey Crockett's Cabin & lunch with our good friend Jenny...

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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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