Erik & Misty's Smoky Mountain Adventures

Dollywood, Mini Golf, & What Have You
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Archived Photo Trip Reports of Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, and Donkeys!
I Love Bunnies
User avatar
Posts: 651
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Gender: Female
Age: 37

Postby Teacups Make Me Sick » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:17 am

Screw Dollywood, I'm heading to Tennessee for all the cool mini-golf courses.

Seriously, this thread is awesome and keeps me very entertained in an unentertaining office. =)

Permanent Tourist
User avatar
Posts: 1863
Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando
Gender: Male
Age: 48

Postby Electerik » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:55 am

speedmetal wrote:my mom kicked your butt at mini golf.

LIES!!! :devil:

/I was not able to verify that score.
//Also, I let her win.
Erik Allen Elness


What would donkeys be like on the moon?
User avatar
Posts: 229
Joined: 13 Oct 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Postby disneymoc » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:53 am

Electerik wrote:
speedmetal wrote:my mom kicked your butt at mini golf.

LIES!!! :devil:

From here on out I think we need photographic proof of the score card for the mini-golf updates. :)

This B&M donkey is so smooth!
User avatar
Posts: 142
Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Gender: Female
Age: 37

Postby speedmetal » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:56 pm

^ We don't actually keep a physical score when we play against each other.

NINCUB wrote:My parents, sis and bro-in-law are heading your way this weekend! I will def tell them to be on the lookout for Smisty's evil twin at The Christmas Place!!!

As for where to find me at the Christmas Place, search this thread for a clue! :lmao:
Caution: Smisty


I'm a know-it-all about donkeys!
User avatar
Posts: 211
Joined: 16 Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Age: 38

Postby itnotfair » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:12 am

I lol'd at Virtual Simulator. Love your thread, guys, keep it up!

I Love Donkeys!
User avatar
Posts: 35
Joined: 08 Aug 2008
Location: Alabama
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Postby bearcut » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:03 am

Thank y'all so much for doing this thread. I traveled up to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area last Thursday-Saturday (Aug. 13th-15th) with the old youth group that I used to work with, and we went to Dollywood and rafted the Pigeon River. Thanks to y'alls thread, I was able to suggest plenty of time wasting activities for us to do at night while we were bored.

We ended up checking out MagiQuest and had an absolute ball. Even though the pirate mini golf course ended up cheating me out of multiple holes in one. At least I was able to make it to the level of Senior Magi. It will be long long before MagiQuest forgets the awesomeness of Magi Tom Cruise!

Permanent Tourist
User avatar
Posts: 1863
Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando
Gender: Male
Age: 48

Postby Electerik » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:59 pm

Gatlinburg sits in a sort of cul-de-sac, semi-sourounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And traffic light #8 in Gatlinburg will lead you to Cherokee Orchard Road--otherwise known as The Motor Nature Trail.
It'd be fun to live in Gatlinburg: "Yes, how do I get to the National Park?" - "Um...leave."
It's a one-way road for most of it.
I think I actually took this with my iPhone for some reason, but I really like the slightly washed-out look of it.
Like Cades Cove, there are lots of old settler's houses along the way.
Not sure what this was for....
Let's go 'round back.
Hey, they got a river in their back yard. No wonder they picked here.
Oh, deer.
That's pretty. Let's go for a hike.
"You want me to go up there?"
This is the best photo of me ever taken. (If I do say so myself. I took it.)
"Please do not enter. We are refreshing the dead people."
See? That was worth the hike, wasn't it?
But let's head back to the car.
There's gotta be some more old houses around here somewhere.
I really like this shot. (Nature is so much easier to photograph than rides.)
"Hey, close the window! - "I can't! We live in the 1800s!"
Misty apparently hates this old house.
Again with the river.
Hmmm, why is that one painted? I guess they were rich primitive settlers.
Actually, I find that The Motor Nature Trail is more enjoyable without a car (if you can avoid being run over).
So there you have it. The Motor Nature Trail is a really easy way to get your feet wet in the National Park without having to go very far, or spend a lot of time away from, all the touristy stuff.
Erik Allen Elness


Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
Posts: 257
Joined: 06 Aug 2008
Location: New Caney, TX
Gender: Male
Age: 50

Postby coastersrule85 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Wow, funny that you posted an update today; earlier I was looking through some of your old posts and wondering what trip ya'll would be doing and reporting on next.

Amazing pictures! The Smoky Mountain area is such a beautiful place. It's nice to see photos of fall colors...something we don't have much of here.

I'm sure the question has been asked before, (please forgive me for not wanting to go back and read through your posts) but what kind of camera do you use? Your pictures always have such vivid colors.

Again, thanks for another great adventure!

I eat 10,000 rancid testicles for breakfast.
User avatar
Posts: 520
Joined: 03 May 2008
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Gender: Male
Age: 23

Postby monkeyoverlord71 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:58 pm

I would love to go walking there, it looks beautiful.
Official Big Mike Cheerleader!!!

I'll have red wine with my slice of donkey.
User avatar
Posts: 149
Joined: 09 Feb 2009
Location: Lady Lake FL
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Postby HatetoFLY » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:45 pm

^It is such a beautiful place to walk around. Some of the trails will take your breath away...literally if your overweight, smoke, and live in the flat state of Florida. Great pics as always though. For those who still have not been to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville make a trip its a great place to spend a week and take it all in.
Q...Q is for Quan....Quan is for Quandry


Return to Photo Trip Report Archive

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.