We took a much needed getaway to Seveierville, Tennessee. We arrived on Wednesday June 21st, 2017. It was an adult trip with no kids. I didn't know how to act with none of my children. They were on a Mission Trip that week so my husband and I met my parents drove in from Florida to meet us.
Wednesday afternoon we just drove around after we arrived. We drove down to Gatlinburg and then decided to get a bite to eat at Cici's Pizza. (we dont have one here in Lafayette anymore)Went back to the room and sat and looked at our view from our balcony at the creek below.
Thursday morning we woke up and ate breakfast in the Hotel. Then went to see some of the sites around town. We started out at The Forbidden Caverns which had to live streams running through it. It was used by the native Americans and moonshiners because of its constant flow of running water. Here are some great photos we took of the cavern.
There is beauty in everywhere in this world. I can see beauty in this rusted patina old moonshine still.
On our Way back we my husband spotted an A&W restaurant. We hadn't seen one of those in ages. And he hadn't been able to find root beer anywhere for about 2 days so he was so excited that he could get a root beer.
After we ate Lunch we decided to hit a few Antique shops before we went back to the hotel to get ready for the upcoming Dinner show. We were in awe of some of the breathtaking antiques that we saw in several shops.
Thursday Evening we went to the HatField and McCoy Dinner show in Pigeon Forge, Tn. I am including their you tube video below so that you can see what the show is about.
We had the best time at the Dinner Show. There was lots of Comedy, Dancing, Singing, Skits, And we even saw a live blooper that was hilarious and could not have been planned. And there was an all you could eat Dinner Feast. We started out with a delicious creamy vegetable soup.Then they came out with Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, Dinner Roll, Corn on the Cob and a choice between Banana pudding or chocolate . I would rate the show a 9 out of 10 only because there was a long line to get in because they wanted to take a picture of you prior to the show.
We left the Hatfield and McCoy show and went right down the road to the Main Event theatre and saw a Conway Tribute by Travis James. He was really interactive and personable with the crowd and put on a great show. I would rate the show a 7 out of 10
Friday morning we started out our day again at 6 am. This time we decided to eat breakfast at the Denny's down the road in Pigeon Forge.
We Then took a long drive up to Cade's Cove in The Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Cade's Cove is an 11 mile long road with beautiful scenery. It has a working Mill that sells their fresh flour. We saw a total of 5 bears while driving but were unsuccessful in getting a good picture of them because people would try and get a closeup shot and scare the bears off.
The picture below is of me and my hubby. I vowed to not put a stitch of makeup on and not fuss over my hair. We had a lot to do so in all the pictures my hair is in a ponytail and no makeup. And as you can see My hubby did not shave either lol. It was important to us to just be with family and not worry about all of that.
For Lunch we ate at Western Sizzlin's Buffet. Where they had a variety of American, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Desserts, salad bar. So much to choose from and everyone had a choice of what they wanted to eat.
We had a few hours to browse around Pigeon Forge before our next dinner show started. So we decided to go and walk the boulevard. My dad (which will be 70 in October) and My husband decided they wanted to race on the go carts. It was so much fun to watch them go around the track just the 2 of them battling for the lead. I took a video but promised I would not post it lol.
We then decided to play a round of putt putt golf. It is so great to spend quality time just goofing off. It has been forever since my husband and I have taken a vacation without the kids. It was weird but at the same time so nice not having to look over your shoulder constantly making sure they are safe.
Friday evening we went to Dolly Pardon's Dixie Stampede
My expectations were very high I was super excited to see the Dixie Stampede. But I was a little disappointed in it. The corralled everyone into this saloon where there was a preshow. Then everyone had to proceed into this small doorway via upstairs all at one time to enter the stadium. Once in the stadium there was not a lot of leg room. There were parts of the show that were great but I feel that the bad outweighed the good. When they brought out our food we had no silverware at all we had to eat everything with our fingers. We were served soup, a whole small Cornish hen, cheddar biscuit, potato slice, pork loin, and a turnover for dessert. Food was well cooked but bland with hardly any seasoning. I did want to cry on the finale of the show where they sang God Bless America. I proudly stood up and put my hand over my heart and thanked eveyrone who has served our country. I would rate this show a 4 out of 10.
All in all we had the best time and now its back to reality. We are thinking about going back already and bringing the kids along next time. It is a place they would definitely enjoy. We did not get to even see a portion of the sights they have to see. Until next time Tennessee.
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Hi I am Tess, Owner of Renewed Treasures Studios, And Creative Business Coach. Where we make things Beautiful and teach you how to take your furniture flipping business to the next level with custom orders.