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The two RV Gypsies and family
walked around The Island and Old Mill District
in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
August 2020

The Island
131 The Island Drive - Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is filled with attractions, shops, restaurants, music, and a 200-foot-tall observation wheel featuring 42 gondola-style cars. ! The Island in Pigeon Forge is also a great performance area for bands and choral group. It opened in summer of 2013. Parking was free.

The Island sign in Pigeon Forge

Below: The two RV Gypsies decided to have a snack and drink and relax at Margaritaville.

Karen Duquette in Margaritaville Margaritaville

Below: The two RV Gypsies chose to sit outdoors on the patio and enjoy the view of the river.

Margaritaville view of the river Margaritaville view of the river
Margaritaville view of the river Margaritaville view of the river
Lee Duquette by shops on The Island

Below: View from the bridge beside Margaritaville

river ducks

Below: Karen Duquette looked so cute in her mask as she relaxed and enjoyed the dancing water fountain and music.

Karen Duquette looked so cute in her masLOL face
Karen Duquette and the dancing water fountain show
Karen Duquette and the dancing water fountain show Karen Duquette and the dancing water fountain show

Lee Duquette could not figure out how to get on the "bicycle"

I Give Up clip artLee Duquette being silly
divider bar

Below: The Old Mill Square on Old Mill Street in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular places in the Smokies. The Old Mill, located along the banks of the Little Pigeon River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most photographed mills in the country. There are restaurants and shops nearby.

Old Mill District entrance The Old Mill building and shopping
sign about Unionista within the Confederacy
sign - how Pigeon Forge got its name The Old Mill History sign

Below: Karen Duquette loved the beautiful "chocolate" dam.

a chocolate dam. at the Old Mill a chocolate dam. at the Old Mill
a chocolate dam. at the Old Mill a chocolate dam. at the Old Mill

Built in 1830. the Old Mill of Pigeon Forge still operates to this day. It is a working tribute to the pioneer days of the Great Smoky Mountains. The mill was initially used to grind grain; mainly corn, wheat and oats for local farmers.

a chocolate dam. at the Old Mill The Old Mill by the dam
The dam wheel a chocolate dam. at the Old Mill

A few steps over a bridge gave the two RV Gypsies a closer look at the dam and the underside of the bridge they just walked over.

Karen Duquette at the chocolate dam dam bridge

Below: A very patient bird waiting for dinner.

A very patient bird waiting for dinner A very patient bird waiting for dinner
A very patient bird waiting for dinner A very patient bird waiting for dinner

Below: the flower pot was too tall for Lee to get his face framed correctly. Other people tried and they too, could not frame their face in the flower.

giant flower pots

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Below: The Island, 131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is filled with attractions, shops, restaurants, music, and a 200-foot-tall observation wheel featuring 42 gondola-style cars. The Island in Pigeon Forge is also a great performance area for bands and choral group. It opened in summer of 2013. Parking was free.

the Island at Pigeon Forge sign

Below: The two RV Gypsies decided to have a snack and drink and relax at Margaritaville.

Margaritaville Karen Duquette at Margaritaville

Below: The two RV Gypsies chose to sit outdoors on the patio and enjoy the view of the river.

lunch view and a bridge the bridge
Lattitude Bar bridge lunch view
Lee Duquette

Below: View from the bridge beside Margaritaville

View from the bridge beside Margaritaville ducks

Below: Karen Duquette looked so cute in her mask as she relaxed and enjoyed the dancing water fountain and music.

Karen Duquette and the ferris wheeel Karen Duquette and the ferris wheeel
Karen Duquette and the ferris wheeel Karen Duquette and the ferris wheeel

Lee Duquette could not figure out how to get on the "bicycle"

Lee Duquette on a fake bike

Below: The Old Mill Square on Old Mill Street in Pigeon Forge is one of the most popular places in the Smokies. The Old Mill, located along the banks of the Little Pigeon River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most photographed mills in the country. There are restaurants and shops nearby.

Old Mill District entry The Old mill
Unionists sign
Pigeon Forge The Old Mill welcome sign

Below: Karen Duquette loved the beautiful "chocolate" dam.

the chocolate dam the chocolate dam
the chocolate dam and flowers the chocolate dam and flowers

Built in 1830, the Old Mill of Pigeon Forge still operates to this day. It is a working tribute to the pioneer days of the Great Smoky Mountains. The mill was initially used to grind grain; mainly corn, wheat and oats for local farmers.

the Old Mill of Pigeon Forge the Old Mill of Pigeon Forge
the Old Mill of Pigeon Forge the chocolate dam

A few steps over a bridge gave the two RV Gypsies a closer look at the dam and the underside of the bridge they just walked over.

Karen Duquette bridge underside by the dam

Below: A very patient bird waiting for dinner.

A very patient bird waiting for dinner. A very patient bird waiting for dinner.
A very patient bird waiting for dinner. A very patient bird waiting for dinner.

Below: The flower pot was too tall for Lee to get his face framed correctly. Other people tried and they too, could not frame their face in the flower.

Lee Duquette and flowers

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