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A Weekend in Gatlinburg for less than $200!

I love the mountains! I love driving between them, feeling smaller than small. I love walking into the misty forests to lose my worries. I love the feeling of climbing to the top to see the world beneath me. 2,881 more words

Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter G

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Be Our Guest: Garlic Clove Little Smokies! I know people often wait for the holidays to serve this spicy little appetizer, but I recently discovered its popularity as a picnic basket companion. 133 more words


Wrong Way

“Make sure no one dies and make sure you are out of the woods by dark. Those are my jobs today. You are leading the hike.” This is what I told the kids my role was on their trek. 640 more words

Registration Is Now Open!

Its time! Registration is now open for the car show and shine run! Car Show spots are limited, so be sure and register today! Shine run spots are unlimited!



Down Memory Lane: Trying to Feel Cooler

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It’s been down-right hot hear on the Cumberland Plateau for the past couple of weeks, and promised relief just never shows up.  166 more words


Tale of the Tail

Tuesday started in Knoxville and ended at the Iron Horse motorcycle lodge, an inn, hostel, and campground specifically for those on two wheels.

I programmed the GPS for the long way around, saving the scenic mountain routes for tomorrow, without my top heavy luggage. 478 more words

Trip Report

Never Met a Stranger

After my accidental ride through the “tail of the dragon”, I arrived at the rural motor cycle campground tired and a little disoriented. I was sitting on the bunkhouse stairs looking blankly at my scooter, trying to figure out what I still needed to do. 560 more words

Trip Report