Gatlinburg is the gateway to the Smoky Mountains, one of our treasured National Parks. You can spend days in the mountains with all kinds of stuff to do. But the small town of Gatlinburg is something not to overlook. You can spend a week there with all kinds of shopping, events and plenty of food choices. Right next store is Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood. Pigeon Forge is another whole vacation itself. I can see why 12 million people visit this area every year. The best part of this vacation is where you stay. Instead of a hotel room you can rent a log cabin home in the mountains. Theses cabins often have more than your own home in them. The one we stayed at, Rocky Top, was a luxurious 1 bedroom cabin with a nice master suite, gas log stone fireplace, fully stocked kitchen, satellite TV, wi-fi, game room, bbq grill, jacuzzi, hot tub on back deck, covered back deck with beautiful view of the mountains. We relaxed with a glass of wine every evening in the rocking chairs and gazed at the mountains. We could have stayed forever.
If you click the picture it takes you to a nice video on the cabin we stayed at, it was called Rocky Top. For rental information Gatlinburg log cabin rental to check it out.
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Before I became a prepper I didn’t do even the most basic of preparations, I did not have much more than a few days meals on hand and my gas tank was generally close to empty. That all changed when we had a major ice storm years ago and went without having power for ten days during middle of winter.
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