Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pigeon Forge, TN

We are in Pigeon Forge and will be here a total of four weeks, leaving here November 6. We usually spend a week or less here every year during vacation time. Now that we are on a permanent vacation, we can stay as long as we want or as long as we have money to spend. It can be expensive!. 

Our grandson Zach was with us last week to spend some time at Dollywood and the mountains. We drove through the mountains and spent an afternoon at Cherokee, NC. The Smokey Mountain area is very busy and will probably be more busy this next week when the tree colors are at the peak. Do not try to drive over the mountain next week, you will just set in traffic. The weather has been great, temps in the 80's during the day and low 60's at night. The big change arrives here Thursday night when a cold front drops temps about 20 degrees.

Zach in line for the Dollywood Train ride
The locomotive was originally used in Alaska to build the oil pipeline. It's been at Dollywood for the trip up the hill for a number of years. It's a real steam engine and they have a complete repair shop at Dollywood to keep it maintained. It's very popular and it runs the loop all day.
Zach liked the visit to Bass Pro at I-40
Cades Cove is a popular place to visit.
We took the loop drive and stopped at the visitor center
Ice cream at the Cades Cove Campground. This was my first selfie and the sun was in our face.
We will see the Muncey family here next week. They purchased our previous Tiffin Allegro motor home.
The final day with Zach was at the NASCAR go cart track.
Zach had plenty of time to ride the various tracks.
Zach in the middle car

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