Sherando National Forest, Virginia

Good Gig Mike and Eileen have an interesting gig going on. Both are private chefs. They contract with B&B facilities in Colorado, and on the East Coast.  For ten years they have been traveling back and forth between the shoulder seasons.  Vacationing skiers in Colorado (6 months), and the Vanderbilt types (4 months) along the East Coast. … Continue reading Sherando National Forest, Virginia

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