Twin Mountain RV Park
We made it to Pigeon Forge and the first place we parked the RV was at the local Wal-Mart. We did this so that we could check out a couple of different campgrounds without hauling the trailer around. We met my parents in the parking lot at Wal-Mart and rode with them a bit. Before we left Terri and I ran into the store to purchase something that is not available in Michigan…BBQ Fritos.
After checking out several campgrounds in the area we settled on Twin Mountain RV Park. The park is located right on the bank of the Little Pigeon River in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. All sites include water, electric, sewer and cable. This is a very nice campground and we will be returning here sometime soon, I’m sure.
The site we chose was right on the river. The area of the river where we were located had several rocks which created a small rapids and the sound was quite soothing. This was a popular spot for fishing (for both people and birds alike).
On our second day we headed over to Dollywood with my parents. My mother, bless her heart, was like a kid in a candy store. She was so excited. We had a hard time just keeping up with her. She asked us if we were interested in seeing the Kingdom Heirs show. No sooner than we could spit the word “yes” out and she was off like a race horse just launching out of the starting gate.
We were at Dollywood during the Festival of Nations. This festival brings in talent from all over the world. After the Kingdom Heirs we headed over to the Cirque Shanghai show. Then we saw the Wings of America Show Birds just before my dad talked me into going on the Tennessee Tornado rollercoaster ride. Next we took a train ride on the Dollywood Express. Finally we mounted a couple of horses on the Village Carousel.
On the way home we stopped at Big Daddy’s Pizza for dinner. This and the BBQ brisket sandwich we purchased from Tony Gore’s place were the two best meals we had. The latter being the best!
Following our excitement at Dollywood, the next day we took a leisurely scenic drive through Cades Cove. While in the National Park we saw lots of deer, birds and even a couple of bear cubs which had just emerged from their den.
One day we hopped a trolley (which conveniently runs right by our campsite every 15 minutes) and headed to Gatlinburg. We strolled through town and checked out the various shops. We stopped into Ole Smoky Moonshine to sample their beverages. GOOD STUFF! Next we went to Dicks Last Resort for lunch. We met some people who were also from Michigan.
The weather while in Pigeon Forge was great. The temperatures got up into the mid 90’s. This was a far cry from the 30’s we had back home in Michigan when we left the other day.