Start: Jellystone RV Park, Nashville, TN
End: Two Rivers RV Park, Sevierville, TN
You will recall from Day 9’s posting that a 2AM thunderstorm rolled through and woke us up. I looked out the window of my bedroom and shut the blind – what I couldn’t see might not hurt me (-: We awoke to this view two stalls over:
Nobody hurt thank goodness.
Then streusel muffins came out of the RV’s convection oven:
And the storm was forgotten….
Our original plan for the trip had long driving days, and lots of time in the spots we got to. But the kids vociferously did not like the long driving days. So, today, we adapted and extended a long drive into two days. This proved wise, as we weren’t going far today anyway, no matter what we wanted, courtesy a massive thunderstorm that followed us east.
Rain, lightning, wind, slowed us down and at times just made us head for a place to park and eat. So we only made 209 miles and ended up Sevierville, TN. An unplanned stop, but a very nice one.
Sevierville is the northern gateway to the Smokey Mountain National Park. It is next to Pigeon Forge, which is where Dolly Parton is from. She is busy turning her hometown into Branson East. What I recall from the 70’s as some gas stations and Christmas store (all year) now has dozens of attractions, even more places to eat, Lowes, Wal-Mart, and a Books-A-Million.
Our campground is pretty nice, right on the French Broad River. As the pictures show, our site is literally on the river. It is a TVA river, so last night the current flowed rapidly. In the morning, the dam wasn’t generating, so the river was a lake.
The worlds largest knife store was right next to us, so Brian and I walked up and spent an hour or so shopping for some new blades. He got a fish cleaning knife and I got a nice new Swiss Army Knife with enough tools to be handy but not so many it won’t easily fit in my pocket.
Then dinner at a fancy restaurant (we should have done cheaper, it wasn’t worth it) and back to the RV for a nice night by the river: