Arts and Crafts Trail and Ober Gatlinburg

24 05 2012

Day Eight:

Whoa, we slept in until 8am this morning!  Can you believe it?  We had some hot tub time and then Baby Brother made some delicious coffee to help wake us up.  When we were ready to head into town, we took a scenic ride in this time.  There was a nice, cool breeze and it was such a pretty day!

We went into Gatlinburg and drove the Arts and Crafts Trail.  It was a nice day for it and saw many different shops.  Lunch was good on a patio settled in the middle of a strip of shops.  The day was enjoyable, but I wouldn’t ask to go back to the Trail.  I’d go if someone else wanted to try it, but it wasn’t my favorite.

Scott had wanted to experience Ober Gatlinburg on previous trips and it never did quite work out for him, so we headed down the strip to take him.  You can take a road to it, but we decided to ride the scary death trap up the mountain.  It wasn’t so terrible until it came to where the poles are.  You do this weird feeling dip thing.

There’s not much that interests us once we’re up there.  The website is much more interesting looking than the real thing.  We take Baby Brother to see the bears they have.  As you can see, those bears are not as fun as the ones we visit in Pigeon Forge.

We fart around at Ober Gatlinburg long enough and head back down to the strip to start the “What do you want for dinner?” game.  I feel bad about it, but we go back to the Pottery House.  I don’t regret the decision for myself cause I could eat it almost every day, but I feel bad for not taking them somewhere new. 

After a delicious dinner, we stop for some ice cream before heading back to the cabin.  I bought some taffy to bring back home, Chris has the most awful milkshake and Scott bought an inappropriate sucker for Daddy to enjoy.

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