This past Summer I took a trip with my boyfriend and his family to a cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The 5 day trip was to be fun filled and relaxing. The cabin we stayed at was called “The Kozy Lodge” and it was tucked away deep into the Great Smoky Mountains. The drive there was just a few hours and I was so excited to be there I could hardly stand it. On our trip we went to the Forbidden Caverns, the pool, a petting zoo, Cades Cove, Goats on a Roof, and lots of nature trails. We ate at many different places like the Apple Barn, Texas Roadhouse, and The Old Mill.
On our first full day in Tennessee my wonderful boyfriend Jessie took me to lunch and shopping. We went to the Old Mill Pottery House CafÃ© & Grille for lunch where we sat overlooking a gorgeous landscape and ate a delicious lunch. After that we walked around the area of the Old Mill; we shopped in the pottery store even though neither of us could afford the beautiful works of art that were for sale. Then we went to the Old Mill Candy Store and tried the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, it practically melted in your mouth.
One day we went to Tennessee’s Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, Tennessee. I was excited and terrified of the idea of traveling deep into the underground. The tour began and we walked down a ramp from the building to the Forbidden Caverns. I could feel the air getting colder as I reached the bottom, the caverns stay 58 degrees all year round, so it was a little chilly but a lot nicer then the scorching summer weather outside. Our tour guide was a nice woman, her smile and sweet southern accent seemed relaxing and almost contagious. In the caverns there is a running stream that stays 54 degrees all year long; it was clear and beautiful as it rushed across the rocks. We saw old moonshine equipment and the largest wall of onyx known to exist. The cavern was cold and wet, you had to dunk down a lot and watch your step to avoid any injuries. The tour was 55 minutes long and during that time I saw more natural beauty than I had ever seen.
The last day was July 1st and it was our 6 months anniversary. I woke up early and tip toed across the hall to Jessie’s room to wake him up and tell him happy anniversary. Then unfortunately it was time to pack and head home. We stopped for a lunch picnic at a river. After lunch we decided to go walk along the rocks in the river. The water was so pretty as it flowed across the colored river rocks. When I got to a nice big rock out in the middle I took a seat and dipped my feet into the cold, refreshing water. I sat there for a while thinking about my vacation and the upcoming fall when I would be starting college. We enjoyed our last adventure in Tennessee but then it was time to go home.
The trip back felt long and I was exhausted from the past few days, I slept on Jessie’s shoulder most the way back. When we got home that night I was sad because I didn’t want our vacation to end. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted and there were some occasional family issues but it all worked out, it had been an unforgettable trip.
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