Pigeon Forge is not just a vacation spot. My family and I went last September for a week to just spend time together. We usually stay in a cabin and just enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains. It is so beautiful in the fall with all of the leaves changing to a bright yellow, red and orange. We try to take in some entertainment, at least one night during the week.
My dad drove us up the sharp curved roads that led to our cabin. The mountains were so steep and deep, that there were several times we had to actually stop and then cut the truck sharp to make it to the next curve. We would hold on, close our eyes and “pray” that we would make it over to the next road. We would laugh hysterically once we made it through. Our first night there, our television was not working properly and we had to call for help. The next morning we had a service man to come out to fix it. We asked him if anyone had ever fallen off of the mountain. He just laughed and said actually there were only a couple of people – one being an elderly man not being able to see very well and another person having some type of stroke or something. Although these episodes were very sad, we were also very glad that it was all that he had to say. It did make us feel a little bit better.
On this particular vacation trip, we decided to go to the Wonderworks show. The building is created in an upside view of a two-story building. After leaving the entrance or lobby area, we went on a very intriguing and educational tour. It was absolutely awesome. Each room challenged your mind with brain teasers or hands-on virtual games. Several rooms had assimilators that created such a real, live atmosphere. There was one coaster assimilator that was out of this world. The technology to make that seem so real was unbelievable. If it was not for the fact that I did not see my mom waving us off, as she usually does, I would actually believe it to be real. Another room that was very impressionable was the space room. We saw demographic views of space as an astronaut would see it in a space ship. We were able to try on space suits and sit in an actual seat that an astronaut would be in.
This trip was not only relaxing to the body, occasionally or easy on the eyes with the breath-taking views, but it was also a mind-challenging adventure. It was the best ever! That is why this trip to Pigeon Forge was not just a vacation, but an adventure that I will never forget.
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