Maggie Valley Creekside Lodge
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When we got off the river we were as hungry as a bear so it was fitting to eat at a little café we found called the Hungry Bear. The BBQ pit was outside and we could see them cooking the meat from our window.
We then took a side trip to Smokey National Park. The road we took reminded me of the river road next to the Guadalupe but ...
... a Pinto Bean Pecan Pie. Mike loved it! I took one bite and could taste the sweet pinto beans. Yuck!
Next we drove to Gatlinburg. We drove through the town of Seiverville which is the home of Dolly Parton. There is a statue in the town square of her but we missed it. We were tired of detours at this point and did not want to look for it. We came upon Pigeon Forge ...
... From there into Gatlinburg was one nice loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ong descent. Gatlinburg is also a carnival town, wtf, who decided that town should exist.
There were probably more insights to be gained from that ride day, but I need a moment to let that day pass because it was such an egregious error, I am still slightly ashamed about it. Hey, just bein' ...
... quick water breaks, I felt back into the groove. We took one last stop off the bikes as the rain began. The rain came as a reprieve though after all the humidity that the earlier sections of the climb had seen. We rolled up to what looked like another beautiful overlook, and I decided that I could not climb another foot unless I knew exactly how much further it was I had to go up this mountain. I asked a fellow how close we were to the top, and when he said we may be about ...
... in to and was located near the bathrooms.
Setup was quick and easy but it was getting dark so we decided to head in to Gatlinburg so I could try to finagle a fantasy trade or two before the impending deadline and there was no reception at the site. Gatlinburg ended up being Wisconsin Dells on roids. There was a Ripley’s Museum, Cars of the Stars Museum, plenty of Fun Houses, mini-golf courses, fudge shoppes, souvenir shops, etc. It ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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