Our adventure started Saturday, when we rolled into town around lunchtime. We checked into our hotel, which was:
Our room was beautiful. It looked similar to this:
Only with one bed instead of two. This was the view from our balcony:
After checking in, we headed over to Margaritaville's Restaurant for lunch. Good news! I found Jimmy Buffett's lost shaker of salt.
Margaritaville is part of a (relatively) new attraction in the Smoky Mountains called "the Island." There's a ferris wheel and about a billion shops:
One of them was this lovely place. Apparently since I last visited the mountains, moonshine has become a major force in the tourism industry. These places are everywhere now:
They do "moonshine tastings," which involve 13 tiny shots of different types of moonshine. People (including parents with young children) were lined up all around the bar for the show.
It's truly something to witness, even if you don't drink. A very amusing show.
My high school classmate stars in this show...but I, unfortunately, didn't get to make it there. If you're ever in the Smoky Mountains, you have to check it out, though:
Sunday was a beautiful day. We had our usual Gatlinburg breakfast at this must-visit location:
Then made the long shopping journey up and down this strip:
What did you do this weekend?