Spending a second summer in one of the most prominent tourist traps in the country has me reflecting and taking into great appreciation how much I really love this area. Here are some reasons why.
1.) Mountains, mountains, mountains! The Smokey's are gorgeous and only about 15 minutes from where I live. And! they live up to their name. It's amazing to see how smoke settles around them and gives them an incredibly majestic and mysterious feel. I grew up by the beach so I always considered myself a beach boy, but ever since coming here my persona is truly changing to love the mountains moreso than the ocean.
2.) Dollywood. As much as work there is difficult and annoying and hard..it's great. Dolly is our slavedriver, but she rules this town and it has bloomed into one of the most cheesy places ever. And it's amazing. I doubt though that I would love this place half as much as I do unless a chunk of my friends were here hanging out.
That's all for now. More reasons to love Pigeon Forge, to come. . . .