Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gatlinburg 2011 Trip Report: Wed. Oct. 19

Wednesday morning when I woke up, it was raining and cold outside.  As soon as I saw the rain, I went back to bed and we slept in that morning.  We finally got up, got ready, and ventured out for the day.  We didn’t have breakfast that morning because we slept in, so we stopped for lunch at Calhoun’s.  It was good.  I had a salad with greens, grilled chicken, pineapple, rice, and a warm honey mustard dressing.  It was a good salad. 

After lunch we started out drive out towards Cades Cove.  We stopped at a little mom and pop country store to shop at and get fudge, however we opted for the ice cream instead.  Seems like we always stop in here when we are on our way to Cades Cove; just something fun we have started doing.  We left there and were on our way to look for bear.  We got to Cades Cove and there was very few people driving through the afternoon we were there; probably because of the rain and cold weather.  The whole way through I was on the lookout for bear; but didn’t see any.  We did see lots of horses, deer and wild turkey.  We stopped midway through at the visitor center and got out and walked around the mill area and such.  We have been to Cades Cove probably 5 other times and I never knew all of that was there.  I could of done without the rain and cold weather, but we still had a great time. 

After we left Cades Cove, we drove back into Gatlinburg down Little River Road and pulled off at quite a few pull-offs.  There was a waterfall at one and then the other pull-off was at a place that we went to our first year going to Gatlinburg and I never could remember where it was.  We went back to the hotel to freshen up and then headed to dinner at the Bullfish Grill.  The Bullfish is probably our favorite place to eat at in the area.  We both had the baby back ribs; I had mashed potatoes and coleslaw with mine, Shawn had the hashbrown potatoes and coleslaw and we both had yummy, yummy bread.  After dinner, it was back to the hotel for the evening and to start getting things ready for trip back home L

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