Nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, is a pretty little town in Tennessee.
Having only about a day and a half at our disposal, we decided to take it easy and stroll through the main street in downtown Gatlinburg. Packed door to door with stores, gift shops, craft fairs, bars, restaurants, haunted houses, Ripley’s Believe It or Not kinda places for kiddos, the place is ideal to while away a sunny day shopping, people watching, beer sipping….just chillin’…
We started the day with a hearty breakfast at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp.
The place is delightful!
Fortified with good food, we stepped out into the milieu.
Almost all these breweries offer free samples of moonshine which come in many flavours. Peach, Strawberry, Cherry..
After some moonshinin’, we took a trolley ride..up..up..up..
After which, we carried out some yummy pizza from the Smoky Mountain Brewery.
< Sorry, I forgot to take photos! I was too busy yapping with my friends. 🙂 >
It’s a wonderful place to sit down and enjoy some hot food and a chilled beer but the kids were tired. So we decided to forego the pleasure and carried it out instead to…
And so ended our first day.
Bright and early the next morning, we headed for Pigeon Forge where we went up in a balloon!
Often, while traveling with family or friends, and having a grand old time, and between you-stand-there-and-I’ll-stand-here’s, one quite forgets to take photos of the town itself, by itself. And besides, one can’t just pull over and make everyone wait while you ogle over a never before seen flower through a camera lens.
Unless its the moon of course. Then all bets are off. 😉
Sorry, I do not have better photos to share. I hope you understand.
But do visit Gatlinburg when you have the chance. One of its main attractions, which we were unable to do this time but have thoroughly enjoyed in the past, is hiking. The Smokies are full of lusciously green hiking trails!