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Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:51 am

Awesome update! I have passed this place a couple of times on my last two visits... and thought... hmmmmm... no!? LOL.

Anyhoo... I was just in the Smokey's this weekend. Met my Ohio peeps up there for a few nights. I hadn't been to G-burg in a while and I did the Mysterious Mansion which I always loved doing.... and Ripley's Haunted Adventure which was way better than the last time I went through. There were quite a bit of changes.

I actually saw a quick flash of Smisty doing her Elvette duty at the Christmas Place. We were just shopping away and there she was flying through with a handful of crap! (not poo, just Christmas Place merch)

I would have said hello, but that would have been just weird I guess. Actually she disappeared into the racks of Holiday cheer too fast to even see her ever again.

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:07 am

I actually saw a quick flash of Smisty doing her Elvette duty at the Christmas Place. We were just shopping away and there she was flying through with a handful of crap!

That was my evil twin, Tsmisty. I'm more likely to be seen dancing and singing Christmas music. =)

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:15 am

^^ Don't worry. She wouldn't have bitten you.

She only bites me.

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:26 am

^ and ^^

Oh cool....

So the Evil Twin and Smisty BOTH bite you? Lucky hetero male, you! :0)

Sadly I have been in a relationship TOO long to get bitten by a "loved" one. The only bitting I get is from my baby girl "Flossie." She is the Feline Daughter of Satan! :0)
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Flossie.... skinny version.
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:16 pm

I swear, I've not played mini-golf in a long time, but every time I read your updates, you make me want to get out and play! Of course, I'm sure there aren't any places in the Houston area that are nearly as unique as the places you post. With each of your updates, I truly wish we could have spent more time in the area when we visited Dollywood.

MagiQuest looked like it was interesting and fun!

I always enjoy the updates and look forward to your next post.

Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:31 pm

^ Thanks, I appreciate that.

In an unincorporated area of Sevierville, far from the main drag, lies Forbidden Caverns. Just head straight to the intersection of Whywouldanybodywanttobethere and Blowing Cave Road.
It is forbidden...like our love.
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Just go anywhere.
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Might be a bit hard to read: Adult tickets are $13.00, kids are $7.00.
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"By us handing you this, you can't sue us."
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I have no idea.
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Layout and basic facts.
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Down into the depths.
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Interesting rock formations. (Get used to that caption.)
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And now, here it is in red!
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Watch your head. (Or, if you don't watch your head, please watch your language.)
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Old moonshine still--because, why not?
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The caverns are a constant 58-degrees.
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Underground river.
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Throw a penny in.
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Is that a big white penis over there?

No? Oh, okay.
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At this point, the cave just decided to eat us.
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Over the course of millions and millions of years, dripping water has formed this electrical box.
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Misty touching the "rock you're allowed to touch."
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Let's get out of here.
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The gift shop.
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I got cave spooge on my shoes.
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Smisty has no sympathy.
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The Forbidden Caverns Rock bids you aloha.
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Has it really come to this?
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And I leave you with a shot of Old Cave Mill and Blowing Cave Road. (Yeah, I was serious about that.)
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:52 am

I've been to the Smokies many times in my life, but you always seem to find something that I always forget about. Keep up the great work. You'll never run out of things to report on. When something closes, something else opens in its place.

Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:53 am

Bummer that moonshine still isn't in operation! I bet that would make the caverns a lot more interesting!

Great stuff as always!

Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:07 pm

I love how the caverns really try hard in promoting the beauty of a cavern's natural habitat, not only can you turn the cavern into a wishing well, you can see how the original settlers made moonshine...in a cavern.

They might as well turn the rock formations into giant slides. :lolr:

Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:59 pm

just wanted to thank you guys for all the awesome updates, always excited to see a new post for the thread. never fail to cheer me up and make me smile. thanks again. Pete
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