Rain won’t stop us

Rain won’t stop us

What do you do when the forecast for the last 48 hours of your vacation calls for nothing but rain? I don’t mean just a little rain. I mean every single hour for 48 hours straight, the chance of rain is nearly 100 percent. You could do what normal people do....
A vacation to the familiar

A vacation to the familiar

When I was a kid, it seemed like every summer my family would pack up the family station wagon and head to the Smoky Mountains. These adventures always started with a 3 a.m. departure. They always included a stay in the most amazing hotel my mind could conjure that...

My world stopped spinning

When I woke up this morning, I did what I have become accustomed to doing lately. I sat up slowly and then gave myself a minute to readjust. Hmm. Nothing seemed to be spinning. I stood up. Still no spinning. It was the first time in a week that I have woke up in the...

the cowboy boot salesman

One of our favorite memories of our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains was the evening we were resting on a bench in downtown Gatlinburg when a group of teenagers walked up and started setting up to perform a free bluegrass concert. The five band members were all...

Smokies with Kids

These are some things to do that we really enjoyed! DO drive the Roaring Forks Motor Tour. It’s really beautiful and there are some great places to get out of the car and explore the streams and trails. DO buy the waterfall map for $1 and then take your pick! Laurel...