Archive | October 2012


“Who you hang out with determines what you dream about and what you collide with.

And the collisions and the dreams lead to your changes.

And the changes are what you become.

Change the outcome by changing your circle…..”



Best Days

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.


Grief is like a dark tunnel. Intellectually, you know the other side exists, but when you’re smack dab in the middle, you can’t see the light.

Log Cabin Pancake House, Gatlinburg, TN – Review

We had breakfast at this place on our last morning in town.  I was a little daunted by the line outside, but it moved very quickly and we were seated in less than 15 minutes.  It seemed even shorter because my husband started up an interesting conversation with a couple from Ohio that were in line in front of us.  I don’t normally like pancakes, I don’t dislike them but I wouldn’t go out of my way for them.  However the ones here was great, as were the eggs, bacon and hash browns.  I would definitely recommend this place for breakfast.

Blaine’s Bar and Grill, Gatlinburg, TN – Review

We had dinner here on the second floor, outside on the balcony.  We had a wonderful view of the lights of the city below.  I didn’t know that much neon existed.  It was beautiful.  I had the full rack of BBQ ribs and there were some of the best I ever tasted.  Very sticky, but very worth it.  I also got the 21oz beer (Coors Light of course.)  The glass was very heavy, I could barely lift it.  It was a wonderful dinner, even if it had mediocre food it would have been worth the stop for the view, but the fact that the food was fantastic made it must for future trips.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Gatlinburg, TN – Review

First I need to clarify that I saw the special Halloween show, not the normal one.  Be assured that while the actors in the attraction get very close to you, they will NOT touch you.  You walk through this attraction in a group of 6 with your hand on the shoulder of the person in front of you.  To make it more interesting you have on 3D glasses, which make some of the non-human portions more interesting.  There were a few places that made me feel claustrophobic and the person in front of me actually pulled me though, but that is just me since I hate being closed in.  I would definitely go again and would like to see the normal show.

Ripley’s Moving Theater, Gatlinburg, TN – Review

This is not recommended if you have back problems, other wise I say go for it.  For the admission price, you get to see two 3D movies in moving seats meant to make you feel like you’re there.  The first one, Bamboo Express is fantastic, its like being on a roller coaster through the jungle.  The second was ok.  It was based on Happy Feet.  In this one you “travel” backwards down a snowy hill with Mumble.  The backwards movement made my back hurt and you felt less like you were there.  All in all, it was a very good attraction, the wonderful first movie more than makes up for the lackluster second one.