MARCH 7, 2014 (Friday)
Snowing again when we got up. Grey, overcast and cold. We left around 9:30 AM and stopped at the Harrisonburg Cracker Barrel. We had breakfast and got a book on tape (Nora Roberts romance type).
Then we were on the road again. The distance was approximately 350 miles and took about 6-1/2 hours. Most of the drive was in yuck, but once we got about 100 miles from Gatlinburg – the skies turned blue and it got warmer. Nice.
We stopped once for gas and a quick lunch at Subway attached to the Exxon (gas was $3.22 gallon).
The traffic was horrible once we got into the Sevierville area. It took almost an hour to go about 15 miles. Fun to see all the amusement things here – a lot like Branson. Loving the sunshine and warmth here.
We got into our new “home” at around 4:30 PM. Very nice people at the check-in. After check-in, we were told we “had” to go see the people next door (timeshare presentation). I told Michael it was all up to him – and he said yes. They promised us that it would be only an hour. We’ll see and let you know.
Our new home is quite lovely. It’s been updated and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It has a spiral staircase to a loft bedroom and bathroom. No washer and dryer but the unit has a fireplace and is comfortable, clean, and nice. Going to be a good week, I can just feel it.
Michael’s gout is acting up (again – he had hot dogs and I told him not to), so Lexi and I walked down to the main area of Gatlinburg. It’s about five blocks, but a nice walk. We ended up eating at Blaine’s. Quite good. Lexi got a cheeseburger; I got a salad and baked potato; and we split a strawberry shortcake dessert. Everything was really good and not that expensive. We brought Michael a potato and chicken salad back to our home for his dinner.
We waddled back home at a leisurely pace, stopping at a couple of stores. That was our day. Hope yours was great!