June 21st, 2012

Southern Escape: Part 4

Next Stop: Birmingham, Alabama
Soundtrack: Hank Williams
Eating & Drinking: boiled peanuts,  BBQ chicken and ribs with white sauce
Shop: What’s on Second?, Charms
Visit: The Civil Rights Museum (We foolishly did not go here.)

We left town after two nights at the historical Redmont Hotel, heading for Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood.  On the way we stopped at The Lost Sea, a cave and underground lake ride attraction, which despite its resemblance to a certain scene in a certain book featuring a boy wizard, was a little sad.

Charms boutique, Birmingham

What's on Second?

Peanut Roasters at the Peanut Depot, Birmingham, AL

Finally we made it to the end of our journey with two days in Pigeon Forge, a wonderland of go-carts, miniature golf, airbrushed t’shirts, and of course Dollywood!

Next Stop: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Soundtrack: all things Dolly Parton
Eating & Drinking: foot long corndogs,  wine purchased from the next town over (There is no wine or liquor sold in Pigeon Forge!)
Shop: Gatlinburg Package Store (liquor)
Go See: Dollywood

In The Smokies, Tennessee

Dolly Parton Museum, Dollywood

And finally we came back to Nashville for one more day.  And I’ll leave you with my final photo from the trip: a wonderful, random local band sticker.

Copper into Steel, Nashville

 

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