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    I Saw A Bear

    Took the family to Gatlinburg TN this past weekend. It has been over a decade for me and the wife. First time for the kiddo.

    Kelsie and I went on a mountain coaster together. Momma was too chicken. Went to Ripley's Aquarium, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, and the Guinness Book of World Records Museum. All are must see if you have never been.

    If you have never been, Gatlinburg is a "get out and walk" type of town. We ate and shopped at some local places. We did go over to Pigeon Forge for a bit. Went to a place call Apple Barn. We ate apple fritters with apple butter that basically tastes like the inside of an apple pie.

    People in TN love their wine too. Wineries everywhere.

    On the last day we decided to go for a swim at the hotel pool to end the day. Thank goodness it was fenced in. I happened to look up at the parking lot and what I thought was a large dog coming our way ended up being a young black bear. It ran right and the pool but once it hit the fence it ran around the side and down the street out of sight. Talk about being close to nature.

    If we ever moved out of GA I think we might go to TN. Loves the mountain views over beaches. May be if we win the lottery that we never play. LOL!
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    I haven't been to Gatlinburg TN for many years but I do remember liking it. TN has some pretty country...real glad you didn't have to swim with a bear though!
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    Re: I Saw A Bear

    My family and I were just there a few weeks ago. We go every year because we absolutely love the area. There's something "homey" about it. Like you're not on vacation but rather enjoying a comfortable place.

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    My family and I were just there a few weeks ago. We go every year because we absolutely love the area. There's something "homey" about it. Like you're not on vacation but rather enjoying a comfortable place.
    I can understand that. Like you are living somewhere else for just a short time. I wish I could have afforded a cabin.
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    Re: I Saw A Bear

    sounds like a great trip! i wanna go to Nashville and it's nice to know there are other parts of TN to explore as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by MasonC2K View Post
    People in TN love their wine too. Wineries everywhere.
    really? imma have to look for some TN wine. were there craft distilleries too? i'm more familiar w/ their whiskey.

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    If we ever moved out of GA I think we might go to TN. Loves the mountain views over beaches. May be if we win the lottery that we never play. LOL!
    TN has beaches? ocean front property like they got in AZ? or river and lake beaches? now i am intrigues by TN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ax01 View Post
    sounds like a great trip! i wanna go to Nashville and it's nice to know there are other parts of TN to explore as well.


    really? imma have to look for some TN wine. were there craft distilleries too? i'm more familiar w/ their whiskey.


    TN has beaches? ocean front property like they got in AZ? or river and lake beaches? now i am intrigues by TN!
    There were local beer and moonshine places as well but wineries were everywhere. And by beaches I meant generically I prefer the mountains to the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasonC2K View Post
    I can understand that. Like you are living somewhere else for just a short time. I wish I could have afforded a cabin.
    I have a herd or children so we have to budget for a while to go on that trip. We usually stay in a hotel near downtown because of the pool and breakfast amenities. And it's closer to the national Park which is where we spend most of our time while we're there.

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