An Unpopular Opinion

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” -Anonymous

So many people I know LOVE going to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I know this is going to cause some heartbreak in a few of those, but I am just not one of those people who can go again and again. (My friend Gina may never talk to me again after this post.) It is so beautiful in the mountains, and to walk/hike the trails is enjoyable and relaxing. There are some interesting sights to see, and then when you have done it, you have done it. That’s it. If you aren’t a person that enjoys dinner shows or walking ‘The Strip”, there aren’t a ton of places to visit, or new things to see. What you see is what you get. Every. Single. Time. The funny part is, I can visit small towns like Rome, over and over again, without it getting old, but I have been to Gatlinburg twice and by the end of the last trip I was bored with it. The saddest part of that being it was our anniversary trip. Oops. Don’t worry…he was pretty bored too.

We enjoyed touring Sugarland Distillery and learning about the different drinks you can make with their moonshine. Our guides and bartender were funny and knowledgeable, and we had a great time.  Our anniversary dinner at The Peddler was Eh, we did not find it to be the wonderful place everyone claims it to be. We thoroughly enjoyed the Sky Lift, and all of the beauty in that view, because WOW how beautiful the city is when it’s all lit up against the dark of the sky and mountains. We even had a good time wandering around The Island in Pigeon Forge and riding the ferris wheel. We just decided, for us, every five years or so is good. If there is something we are missing, or something you believe we should see, please let me know in the comments, and I will give it another try!


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