Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 3/12/2014

MARCH 12, 2014 (Wednesday)

 

Grey skies and raining. Turned cold in the afternoon and snow is expected by tomorrow. We were sure hoping we could get out of here without more snow!

We left our home around 1:00 PM to go get a little something to eat. We decided on Taco Bell drive-thru. It was quick, cheap, and on the way. We went to “The Tomb.” We really didn’t know much about it other than we had won a free coupon for it, and then Rhonda (the activities director here at Gatlinburg Town Square) had given us another free ticket. We also knew that it was a replica of an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb. 

We got to The Tomb about 1:40 PM and bought a ticket for me ($14.58). The tour departed at 2:00 PM – so we just waited around, went to the bathroom, and looked in the gift shop until it was time. There was another group of three young women on spring break from Virginia in our tour. The Tomb was really quite fun. No photos allowed.  The tour guide would help us figure out the puzzles in each of the rooms we went in. (Each room was much like one would have encountered in an ancient tomb.) Don’t want to give a lot away but it was fun and interactive until the very end. It’s one of those things where once is enough.

Advertising on four wheels.

Advertising on four wheels.

Faux pyramid.

Faux pyramid.

Entrance to the experience.  They are trying to recreate Howard Carter's experience.

Entrance to the experience. They are trying to recreate Howard Carter’s experience.

Pretty woman and her daughter waiting.

Pretty woman and her daughter waiting.

I had a chance to read the timeline.  It is hard to do justice to 5,000 years.

I had a chance to read the timeline. It is hard to do justice to 5,000 years.

Inside the tent, the last photo allowed.

Inside the tent, the last photo allowed.

Pretty woman never met a funny hat she didn't love.

Pretty woman never met a funny hat she didn’t love.

She is always dragging me into her mischief.

She is always dragging me into her mischief.

Lex refused to take the picture until I was smiling.

Lex refused to take the picture until I was smiling.

We had our revenge on her.

We had our revenge on her.

After that we went to the nearby grocery store to get some food for Michael’s dinner tonight, and for Lexi’s food tomorrow while Michael and I go on a tour.

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We drove home and relaxed for a few minutes before Lexi and I left to go to the Lumberjack Feud dinner show. We were told to be there around 4:30 PM. We parked, went inside and got our tickets (we had upgraded our two free tickets for the dinner show – around $30.00). We were escorted to our seats and were surprised that we got an aisle seat with a really good view. The show started right on time and it was a lot of fun. If you are hearing sensitive or have a headache, don’t go. It is loud, rowdy, and lots and lots of fun. They like to get people from the audience to participate (they even got Lexi and I out there) and then give them cookies (a piece of the tree), or you can buy one for $5.00. The food was served in an old fashioned tin container, and the drinks were served in mason type jars. Lots of fun. Lexi said it was even more fun than the Pirates Adventure, and she really enjoyed that.

Entrance.

Entrance.

Getting ready for the show.

Lots of audience participation.

 

Big stage with very athletic performers, male and female.

Big stage with very athletic performers, male and female.

Dinner, log camp style, was very good.

Dinner, log camp style, was very good.

Very athletic competitions.

Very athletic competitions.

Edie and Lex loved the dogs.

Edie and Lex loved the dogs.

Impressive athleticism.

Impressive athleticism.

Log rolling of course.

Log rolling of course.

For people too.

For people too.

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Audience participation even included pretty woman and Lex at one point.  They won their competition.

Audience participation even included pretty woman and Lex at one point. They won their competition.  Here Lex gets her cookie signed.

 

Sliced wood rounds are called, "cookies".

Sliced wood rounds are called “cookies”.

I'm thinking this was one of her favorites.

I’m thinking this was one of her favorites.

We are now home and relaxing. Not sure what we’re going to watch tonight on television but I know I’m going to bed early. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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