We love exploring all there is to see & do in the Gatlinburg area. Actually, I’m referring to those areas surrounding Gatlinburg more than the actual town of Gatlinburg itself. Why? Because the town itself is so touristy — with all the souvenir shops and fun things to do downtown — that it gets pretty hectic and congested. That’s why we typically hang out somewhere between Townsend (to the west), Cosby (to the east) and Bryson City (to the south).
We skipped town for the weekend and headed to Gatlinburg over the 4th of July holiday. Not only did we get to see ‘the nation’s FIRST Fourth of July Parade’ — which took place at 12:01 a.m. on Monday July 4th — really midnight of July 3rd. But we also got to witness ‘the nation’s LAST Fourth of July Fireworks Display’ — which took place at 11:59 p.m. on Monday July 4th. Both were just okay.
It was a scorching hot day in Franklin, Tennessee on the Fourth of July. Jim’s family — his brother, sister-in-law, and their 2 kids — were … Read more