The Gatlinburg Surprise

From Elkmont campground we drove to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  I was really surprised by what we found.  My expectations were based on a hodge podge clump of public education I picked up in fourth grade – “Fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue”, and then there was "One-ith by land, two-ith by sea, and… Continue reading The Gatlinburg Surprise

Elkmont – Deep Inside The Smokey’s

Smokemont campground and Elkmont campground are in the Smokey’s.  BTW did you know that Smoky the bears middle name is, “The”.  Ha-ha.  The roads are incredible in the Smokey’s.  I prefer them to the Blue Ridge Parkway, (BRP).  The BRP is a constant 45 MPH, and for a lot of the 469 miles, trees and… Continue reading Elkmont – Deep Inside The Smokey’s