It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Checking Things Out and A Twin.

Our Location today is Sevierville, Tennessee.

After having two days in a row busy touring around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg we definitely had no trouble sleeping last night after posting our blog just before the stroke of midnight. Again we still needed to run the electric cube heaters to keep warm. When we finally woke up just after 8:00 this morning I checked the outside thermometer to see a reading of only 37 F (3 C) and anyone that you saw walking outside were wearing jackets to keep warm. 
Our present site in Sevierville.
We took our time reading on the computers before we had to start that dreaded four letter word that we all hate (WORK). I started by changing the linens on the bed and gathering the rest of the laundry. Kathy was still busy researching places that we’ll find of interest to visit for our trip south next winter. Once I was ready to go to the laundry room Kathy thought that it was strange that I suggested we eat lunch before I left since it was nearing 12:30. She had lost track of the time. 
The view from our back window. It has calmed down since Monday.
Our trailer from the river's edge.
While I was gone Kathy busied herself cleaning and vacuuming the inside of the trailer. She was also able to open all the windows in the trailer for the first time since our arrival in Sevierville on Monday. The high temperature for this afternoon was 75 F (24 C) and you could hear all the birds singing a welcome song to the spring like weather.
Once I’d returned with our clothes all freshly washed and folded we were quick to leave to go back down the road to check out a store that we’d seen but not visited. We went to the Amish Creations and Country Market. Kathy has been in search of certain preserves that she has only been able to find at places that sell Amish goods. All the preserves, baked goods and crafts in the store were definitely handmade in the local Amish community. We each purchased a small jar of jam that we like.
All these pieces are bird houses.
Since we hadn’t found everything we needed we drove another block to the local Walmart. We walked through the different departments looking around but leaving without any purchases. We did however have a celebrity citing when we spotted Bill Gladwell the Mentalist that we’d seen in Gatlinburg on Tuesday evening. He was there shopping with his family and we didn’t want to bother him. 
Again we were unsuccessful at finding what we needed so we drove back towards the highway that we’d come into town on. We again were not having any luck until a saleswoman at Big Lots directed us to the dollar store where we found exactly what we wanted.
Getting back in the truck Kathy was shocked to see how late it was getting to be. Again Kathy had lost track of the time. Even though we had planned on grilling our dinner back at the trailer we chose to eat at Popeye’s which was located at the other end of the parking lot. That was a first time eating there for us and we were impressed. The food was tasty and inexpensive.
Our neighbor's Avalanche 340TG.
Back at the trailer we were surprised to see we had new neighbors four sites over. What surprised us was that they also had an Avalanche 340TG trailer the same as ours. Of course with all the modifications that we’ve done to ours that statement wouldn’t quite be accurate. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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Go for the juggler.


  1. Hi guys - What is the cost of the River Plantation RV resort? Do they allow "our type" there?

  2. Love Popeyes Chicken, very tasty I enjoy the spicy.

  3. We stayed in Sevierville several years ago and visited that same Amish store. Had a wonderful time just looking at their items.

    We have never eaten at a Popeyes. We see them all over the place, just never took the time to stop in.