Halloween Fun in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Trip Start Sep 12, 2011
Trip End Nov 21, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The drive up to the Great Smoky forest is a short one so we have time to play in Gatlinburg while the sun is still out.  We took a chair lift ride up the side of the hill which gave us a great opportunity for viewing more beautiful fall foliage. We headed up the lift just as the sun was waning over the hills, so the light was outstanding.

When we stumbled into town we did not know that they were hosting an "all town" trick or treat.  All the merchants were handing out candy so moms, dads and kids alike were all out in full force to take advantage of all the fun.  We saw some great costumes and had a fun time hanging out on the street and just looking at people.     

We also strolled through the Old Smoky Distillery--they legally make moonshine there.  I had a taste of a "moonshine cherry"  It was pretty terrible!!!


We decided to head out of town before things got too wild and came back down into Pigeon Forge, which has grown so tremendously from when I was a kid.  It is a solid string of country theaters, mini golf, go cart racing, arcades, inns, restaurants, souvenier shops and RV parks.  A very hoppin, busy, busy place anymore!

Time to head out of town and head to South Carolina to visit my Aunt Ina.  This drive takes us through Smoky Mountain National Park, another beautiful drive across the Tennessee/North Carolina border.  Again, or rather still, I am in awe of the beautiful foliage.  This is definitely God's paintbrush at work.

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Carol on

We have also been there but not with such beautiful foliage.
I can see what fun you two are having..........GREAT
Keep well and enjoy the rest of the trip...........

Jean Ray on

Great photos - the scenery is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

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