Monday, January 28, 2013

Day 2 Pigeon Forge

Hey Gang,


The good. Today was balmy compared to what we've been having in Cleveland. The temps were high 50's and sun. We slept in but still had plenty of time to enjoy the sun and outdoors. Just a terrific day all in all.

We went into Gatlinburg and yes that to is now a corporate zoo. Little to compare to what I remember it like. Gone is the Tennessee flavor.

I got brave and bought us tickets to the tram to Ober Gatlinburg. It is an cable tram and at the highest point is 300 feet above ground and about a 2 mile ride. Well worth it. The view is spectacular and the ride swings and shakes a bit. Nice.
After that we walked Gatlinburg and browsed the shops then hurried back to our villa for a short break so we could hurry back to Gatlinburg for a steak dinner. I did all that hurrying for nothing as the place I lined up closed early so we went to another steak house and the same there. Even though this area is mobbed for January it is still the off season so places close early. So I thought we would venture back to Pigeon Forge and find a place for dinner. Here we go again!

How many times have you heard me complain about the take over of corporate America? We drove around for 2 hours and gave up. Taco Bell, Texas Road House, Denny's and so on. Every few miles they repeated the corporate order. So Kroger's was our dinner option, We bought chicken and cooked in the condo.
I hate this place. Its fun when you first arrive but what good is travelin when you eat or see the same things from back home?

When we wake we are outta here and heading to the mountains. Clingmans Dome and beyond...


Gotta GoGo!!

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