We are now in Sevierville, Tennessee, the birthplace of Dolly Parton. They even have a statue of her on the courthouse lawn! We are next to Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We drove through Pigeon Forge at dusk yesterday and it looked like a small southern Las Vegas strip! It's a very touristy area and we plan to indulge in as much of it as possible. It rained all morning, but if you buy tickets for Dollywood after three in the afternoon, you can use them the following day for free! We bought our tickets at about 3:01 or so and will be back tomorrow to hit the roller coasters that we missed and a few rides we didn't find the first time. The wooden roller coaster at Dollywood is awesome, not horribly rough, really long, and extremely fast. There was another coaster there that looked fun, with a really slow inverted section, the two vertical climbs and vertical drop however were completely hidden from the innocent victims boarding the ride. Tommorow will tell if my (Porter) neck survived.
We are trying to get the dogs used to us leaving them alone in the RV as we have been either taking them with us everywhere or only one of us goes out at a time. Not acceptable! We've left them twice now and the only harm has been extreme nose painting on our windows and unbelievable excitement when we return. We will update as anything happens. Stay tuned for Friday's review of Dolly's Dixie Stampede dinner show! Keep in touch everybody.