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7 August 2017

East Tennessee Eclipse Time!

By | 2017-08-08T10:51:11+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Nature|0 Comments

When you live in the Great Smoky Mountains, you get used to the spectacular sights from Mother Nature. But this time, she’s outdoing herself. On August 21, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible through a wide area of the United States, including East Tennessee. How does this happen? It’s when the [...]

5 June 2017

3 Reasons We’re Celebrating Father’s Day at Dollywood

By | 2017-07-27T17:28:01+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Father’s Day is less about thanking dad and more about making memories with your family. As a dad of four kids, I know that my favorite gift for Father’s Day is that question and answer sheet where my kids say that I weigh 20 pounds and I’m 8 feet tall. My favorite thing to [...]

29 March 2017

There’s an Extravaganza of Easter Events Happening!

By | 2017-07-27T17:35:40+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Spring. Just thinking about dogwood trees blooming, tulips in the front flower bed and more hours of daylight in the evening makes me so happy. And Easter candy. Particularly the deliciousness of marshmallow Peeps. Seriously though, one of my favorite things about spring is Easter weekend. It marks the re-birth of so many different [...]

22 February 2017

Girls’ Weekend Getaway in the Smokies

By | 2017-07-27T17:39:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Dining, Lodging, Trip Planning|0 Comments

I looked over my notes one more time. My vote would be the tie-breaker. This girls’ weekend in the Smoky Mountains was full of promise—three nights with good friends AND three nights without wife/mom responsibilities. This decision is BIG: resort stay or luxury cabin for our home base? One of my friends argues that [...]

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