June 19, 2014

Charp Loves Gatlinburg

I can't believe how last week flew by. It was a LONG drive and I'm glad we broke it up on the way down and back. I remembered Gatlinburg pretty vividly from the last time I was there- in middle school-and I thought it would be a fun place to stop on the way. It rained within 20 minutes of our arrival but we saw a Ben& Jerrys on the way in so we just had to walk down before the season premier of Pretty Little Liars (yeah, we drove 8 hours to sit in the hotel and watch PLL). The next day we had great weather and checked out Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, walked around town, had our first Dick's Last Resort experience and Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium. It was a great stop on our 11 hour roadtrip filled with lots of laughs and wishing we lived in the south- southern hospitality is a real thing and we loved every second of it.
I have to reccommend Gin-Gins even if you don't like ginger.
We ate a whole box in a day, seriously, they're that good.
Not too shabby of a view from our room.
Can you tell I was overly excited about touching a jellyfish?
Tucked back in a corner we almost missed was a Tervis store! So of course I had to get a Gatlinburg one (and two others since they were having a father's day special).
The hostess couldn't belive we were old enough to drink- she thought I was maybe 10 or 12 and Janice was 15- so we ordered strawberry daiquiris, because we can. If you haven't expierenced Dick's yet, you have to go. It's great and I swear we didn't stop smiling/ laughing the whole time we were in there.
A motorcycle made from animal bones (that died of natural causes) that was appropriately named after my favorite song- Bad to the Bone.
Gives me ideas for how to organize the bottle caps for my table!

Thanks for stopping by, come back tomorrow for my Bonnaroo Photo Diary!

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