We did it! We survived three nights in a tent in Pigeon Forge (and we’re all still talking to each other)!
I woke up on our final morning at camp happy to have had such a great vacation, but ready to go home. We just barely beat the horrendous heat wave headed toward us. Thursday (the day we left) the high temperature was above 100 degrees and it stayed that way for four days!
Yep. Time to head for home. (…and air conditioning)
For breakfast, we headed to The Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg. Apparently, it is the original pancake house. And if you’ve ever been to Gatlinburg, you know that being the first pancake house among dozens is quite a distinction. I wanted to see what has kept this place open since 1960.
That, and I was also really hungry.
After breakfast, we strolled around some of the shops in The Village. The sun was getting hot, though, and my wallet was empty. That’s my cue.
Goodbye, Smoky Mountains. It was fun camping and playing in your shadow. I can’t wait to come explore you some more. Don’t worry, it won’t be long before we meet again.