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The two RV Gypsies explored Anakeesta
and the swinging bridge in Gatlinburg, TN
August 25, 2020

historyAnakeesta is a nearby theme park named after the Anakeesta Formation that makes up many of the mountains near Gatlinburg, including Chimney Tops, Charlie's Bunion, and Mount Kephart. In Cherokee, the name means the place of the balsams and refers to high ground.

The park has zip lines, chair and gondola rides to the top of Anakeesta Mountain, a mountain coaster and much more. Inside the park, Firefly Village has shops and restaurants.

Anakeesta Village entrance sky dome

Below: Anavista Tower in Vista Gardens

Anakeesta Tower sign Anakeesta Tower in Vista Gardens
Anakeesta Tower in Vista Gardens Anakeesta Tower in Vista Gardens
Anakeesta Tower in Vista Gardens Anakeesta Tower informative sign
Lee Duquette at the bear arch sign about the Willow Man

Below: Karen Duquette in the lap of The Willow Man (see the above sign)

Karen Duquette and the Willow Man Karen Duquette and the Willow Man
Karen Duquette and the Willow Man Lee Duquette and the Willow Man

Below: Karen Duquette was looking at the fancy fence that was locked, when she noticed a bird in the distance on top of a tree branch.

bird and fancy fence bird

Lee Duquette played with the giant wind chimes

 
Lee Duquette plays with the giant wind chimes statue
flowers and a butterfly flowers and a butterfly
flowers and the mountains
flower and a bee flower and a bee
sunbeam sign Karen Duquette in a heart

Below: Treetop Skywalk with a unique forest canopy and multiple swinging bridges.

sign about the poweful forces of nature Lee Duquette entering Treetop Skywalk
Lee Duquette entering Treetop Skywalk Lee Duquette on a swinging bridge
swinging bridge
Karen Duquette on a swinging bridge Karen Duquette on a seingingg bridge
Lee Duquette on a swinging bridge
multiple swinging bridges looking down over the side of the swinging bridge

Below: After completing the swinging bridges at Treetop Skywalk, the two RV Gypsies glance down at part of where they had just been.

swinging bridge swinging bridge

After getting a bit to eat at a restaurant with terrible food, The Two RV Gypsies take the gondola back down the mountain. They are entertained by zipliners zipping in front of them.

gondola ride down the mountain zipliner

Below: ha ha At the bottom of the mountain, a couple of "bears" added to the fun of The Two RV Gypsies.

Karen Duquette on a big couch Karen Duquette tickles a bear

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