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May 22, 2012 - Pigeon Forge

A day at Dollywood. Fun day filled with shows and lots of music to enjoy. Interesting stories of Dolly and all she did though her life so far. She 66 now and retired. Then another day spend in the Smokey Mountain National Park, traveling interesting roads that our oneway though certain area of the park. Beautiful and quite,

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May 20, 2012 - Pigeon Forge TN

Been in Pigeon Forge, TN the last 3 nights. Spend the day in the Smokey Mountain National Park the border of North Carolina and Tennessee runs though the middle. Its the only Free National Park. We spend the day hiking to lookouts,waterfalls and building from the 1800's. Then today tour the Tuckaleechee Cavarns which was a treat, very tight passageways and beautiful rooms of formations. Then doing the Dixie Stampede that evening one of Dolly Partons Attractions. This is her town, Dollywood tomorrow.

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May 15, 2012 - The Great Smokey Mountains National Park

#34 5/15/2012 We started our day with the Bush Beans Factory tour. You don't actually get to go into the factory, they show you a very informative film. Then you get to tour a museum that they have set up. It was very interesting to see. It was very nice, they took our picture with "Duke" for free. Nice to get something for free for a change, the tour was free as well. The people there were all very nice and polite, like they really enjoyed their jobs! It was very refreshing for a change. Next I spotted a covered bridge sign. I always have...

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May 14, 2012 - Dollywood & Sevierville

#33 5/14/2012 I forgot to tell you, last night we went to dinner at a place called Mama's Farmhouse. Other than hometown cooking, we had no idea what we were getting into. They have one menu, which they vary daily. Here is what was on the menu: meatloaf, turkey, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, corn pie (baked cream corn), carrots, cranberry sauce, biscuits, corn bread, macaroni & cheese, soup or salad, banana cream pudding or apple cobbler. They give you all that food, then you can more of anything you want except the...

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May 13, 2012 - Onward to Tennesse

#32 5/13/2012 We are heading to Tennessee today. We passed through North Carolina and the Smokey Mountains. Nothing exciting happened on the way except that Mom, Janice and Dawn all called for birthday and Mother's Day wishes, thanks guys. Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there that are reading this. Hope you have a great day! We will celebrate by going out to dinner tonight, not sure where yet, but we will enjoy I am sure! It rained all day today. Hopefully it is done for awhile now so we can enjoy our time here. We will be...

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Apr 26, 2012 - Finally Another Update

At last, it seems as if the tree pollen season (and accompanying sinus headaches) is over. The rains have washed the cars, trucks, and RVs of their yellowish dustings. We all continue to work long hours and probably will until the college kids arrive soon for summer jobs. They are guaranteed 32 hours per week which will allow us retired folks a breather until “Kid’s Fest” starts – then it’s long hours since the park opens earlier and closes later. Betsy and I went back to Blue Ridge for Easter and Easter Monday. We stayed with Mom which...

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Back To Dollywood

Apr 19, 2012 - Creekside RV Park

After breakfast at the Country Rose, we manuevered onto I-40 east heading toward Knoxville. There was an accident about half way through our journey, and for about 5 miles, traffic was stop and go. We exited briefly to get some groceries at Uncle Wally's, take on some fuel and get the oil changed in the CRV. With those chores completed we then found our way back on the freeway and wound our way through rush hour traffic in Knoxville. Forgot about the time change as we headed east today. Tonight we are ensonced at the Creekside RV Park away...

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Dream On

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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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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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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