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Gatlinburg and The Day of Elijah

Monday, April 13

Monday morning we got up, had our morning coffee and discussed where we would spend the day. We elected to head out to Cades Cove but had no idea how to get there except to head toward Gatlinburg. I couldn’t find any addresses for the Visitors Center so we just headed on. We finally found a Visitors Center (by accident) and went in. They directed us toward Cades Cove where we went to the Sugarland Visitors Center. It was lunch time and the ride to and through Cades Cove is pretty long and we were not sure about food availability so we turned around and went to Gatlinburg. We rode down the main street and then settled on lunch at the Park Grill. We had the salad bar and split a burger. It wasn’t very good to me and a bit pricey for lunch but we were able to remain parked there so I included the going rate ($8) and decided it wasn’t quite as costly as I had thought. We walked down the streets of Gatlinburg and eventually ended up at the Sky Lift and decided to go on and take the ride.

View from the chair lift
View from the chair lift
It was so nice and peaceful, quietly and gently moving up to the top. When we got off we wandered around up top for a bit, took a couple of pictures, just enjoyed the view and then made our way back down. It was so peaceful I think I could have fallen asleep. As we continued to wander down the main street of Gatlinburg I reminded Jerry that we were going downhill, meaning that we would be going uphill going back to the car. At that point we decided to turn around!

We got back to the car and then came on back to the RV. We rested, freshened up and took off to see the Day of Elijah at the Biblical Times Musical Theater. For some odd reason we had to be there at 5:00 but they didn’t even open the doors until nearly 6:00. Before everything started one of the performers was walking around talking with people. Somehow as he was talking to me he mentioned riding and I asked what kind of horses he rode. Would you believe he said “saddlebreds”? I mentioned that we had just come from a show in Raleigh and he mistakenly thought it was the spring premier and he said his friend Annika had shown there. He also mentioned Melissa Moore. Small world. He showed me a picture of him showing his horse and he looked really good. The Day of Elijah was good and the vocalists were outstanding. The dinner, not so much. The roll was pretty good!

We got back to the coach about 9:00 and I realized that I had missed a FaceTime with Trent and Eva and Britt. Got ready for bed and turned in as we have a full week ahead of us.

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