Getaways

Gatlinburg, TN: History and Culture A Great Learning Vacation!

Close enough to drive from the MS Gulf Coast and perhaps no other state proudly showcases its unique culture and history the way Tennessee does.  There’s no better display of that Great Smokey Mountain History and culture than in Gatlinburg.
Two hundred years ago, in 1807, Martha Jane Huskey Ogle, her children and several other family members arrived in a remote locale of Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee to honor the wish of her recently deceased husband, William, to settle in the “land of paradise” he had found for them. Today, that remote locale is known as Gatlinburg, Tennessee. (more…)

The Great Smokey Mountains

By: Nancy Baker Faul
There is nothing like fresh mountain air to fill your lungs and warm your heart. Beach vacations are wonderful but when the family craves something new, the Smokey Mountains are the place to be. No pretentiousness, no giant expansions of concrete and steel to spoil the majesty of the towering mountain ranges and deep, luscious valleys. Take a ride along the Appalachian Trail, visit the Daniel Boone National Forrest or ride your motorcycle through ‘the Dragon’. No matter what you choose to do in these mountains it is an adventure. Just DON’T FEED THE BEARS! (more…)