Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge - Day 1

We made it down here! We got here a little after noon yesterday, and were able to check in to our cabin early. The cabin is AMAZING! I was concerned it would not be as awesome as the pictures were, but it certainly is! It has a beautiful view of the Great Smokey Mountains, a spiral staircase, a jacuzzi out on the deck, and a loft with a pool table. It also has a full kitchen, so we went to the grocery store last night and grabbed a few things to have this week.

So after checking into our hotel, we decided to head to downtown Gatlinburg for the afternoon. We walked around to all the shops, and had lunch at a place called Mountain Grill. Scott got a chicken sandwich, and I had pizza. It was really, really good. Then we decided to ride the Sky Lift - which, frankly, took a lot of nerve on both our parts. It is so scary looking! But once you are on it, it is actually not scary at all. It was so fun, and had AMAZING views! They take your picture when you get to the top, and it turned out so good I had to buy it - I wish I had a digital version so that I could post it here.

And would you believe it - there happens to be a HUGE car show going on this week! As we were driving into town, it looked like the car show at Ocean City, MD! The official "Rod Ride" doesn't start until this weekend, but there are tons of classic cars here already. Scott has his eye on a '69 GTO Judge that is for sale. LOL. I told him he had nowhere to put it. As many cars as are here already, I can't imagine what it will be like this weekend when the show officially starts. Scott will be in heaven - we hadn't expected this.

We are having a great time. We decided to come back early last night and enjoy and relax in the cabin. Scott took a nap while I read, then we spent the evening in the jacuzzi on the deck, which is really nice. However, I've found that I can't stay in it for very long, or I get really hot and light-headed. I had to get out and pour cold water over my head. LOL.

Today we are headed to the Old Mill district for breakfast, then over to Dollywood. We are going to a dinner show tonight (The Black Bear Jamboree).

Here are a few pictures from yesterday.

Downtown Gatlinburg:

View from the top of the Sky Lift:
My attempt at Self-Portrait whilst on the Sky Lift:
Sky Lift:
Our cabin from the outside:
Inside of cabin:

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see the photo of you all at the Sky Lift! Your cabin looks very nice - how great for Scott to go to a car show on his vacation!