Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's Springtime in Gatlinburg!

Yes, it is & we have the sunburns to prove it! ;) Wow, we couldn't believe the temperatures here this weekend. When we left home it wasn't even 45 degrees and it was 75 Saturday and Sunday in TN. We were definitely soaking up the sunshine and apparently so were ALOT of other people. We couldn't believe the crowds this weekend. I guess everyone had the same idea for weekend plans.

Gatlinburg was all decked out in spring and Easter decorations--bunnies everywhere & pastel bows around the lampposts. They were planting bright yellow and deep purple pansies in all the railing-boxes up and down the streets.

It's always interesting to us to see who has gone out of business since our last trip down & who has replaced them. The Legends by Max restaurant was out of business the last time we were here in October. No more smells of marinara and oregano drifting up and down the street! It has been replaced by the Davy Crockett Distillery, same owners of the Ole Smokey Moonshine. You can see how Tennessee whiskey is distilled and they offer free tastings of their Fire Tower Cinnamon Whiskey, Salty Caramel Whiskey, Chokin Chicken Vodka, and their signature 90 Proof Davy Crockett's whiskey. Like the Ole Smoky Moonshine, they also feature live performances of bluegrass musicians.

Of  course, you know some things never change in Gatlinburg. It still smells like a carnival with all the sweet sugary smells!

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