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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Jorge and I decided to go to Cades Cove Loop.
It's an 11 mile trip where we saw many
log homes from the original settlers of the area.
The drive was absolutely beautiful.
We met a couple from North Carolina that were
celebrating their 30th anniversary just like us!
We had a wonderful time talking with them.

As we drove home, Jorge wanted to stop
at Zaxby's in Sevierville for a chocolate shake.
We ended up having dinner there.
Sadly, we weren't impressed with the meal.
Jorge did like his shake.

We made our way back to our cabin
going through Pigeon Forge.  
One thing I do have to say about
this place is that it is very family oriented.
There are lots of attractions geared just for families.

 John Oliver's home.  He and his wife were the first
white settlers in the area.

 Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church established June 16, 1827.

 An old Methodist church.

 Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church established 1839.

 Elijah Oliver's home.  He was the son of John Oliver.

Before we started our trek on Cades Cove,
we spoke with one of the rangers and she told us
that bears love coolers because of the taste they have.
It's sweet to them.  Go figure.
This pitcher was destroyed by a bear.

 King Kong at Pigeon Forge.

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