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The two RV Gypsies
in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (Sevier County)
August 25 and 26, 2020

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historyGatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, just south of Pigeon Forge and it borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a popular vacation resort 10.41 square miles in area.

It is surrounded on all sides by high ridges, with the Le Conte and Sugarland Mountain massifs rising to the south, Cove Mountain to the west, Big Ridge to the northeast, and Grapeyard Ridge to the east. The main watershed is the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River, which flows from its source on the slopes of Mount Collins to its junction with the Little Pigeon at Sevierville.

U.S. Route 441 is the main traffic artery in Gatlinburg, running through the center of town from north to south. Farther along 441, Pigeon Forge is approximately 6 miles to the north, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 2 miles. The Gatlinburg Trolley, a privately funded public transit system, caters to area tourists. Gatlinburg has numbered intersections in the core of the town. The numbers hang from traffic lights or signs and are written on official tourist maps.

Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in the state. It has eight ski trails, three chair lifts, and a wildlife encounter area and is accessible via roads and a gondola from the city strip.

Welcome to Gatlinburg TN sign yellow flower
Lee Duquette at Gatlinburg TN fountain wall Karen Duquette at Gatlinburg TN fountain wall
The Mountains are Calling Gatlingburg flag peace dude in Gatlinburg
flowers flower basket
Moonshine Tasting a big fish
outside Ripleys Haunted Museum a cute cabin and old Volkswagon

Below: This display got a lot of attention because it moved and had music. The two RV Gypsies also took a video which they will try to post at a later date.

funny moving display funny moving display
Great Smoky Mountains dude
Ripleys Believe It or Not globe Ripleys Believe It or Not museum
Jesus statue and wildlife funny Doctor sign

Below: The two RV Gypsies had a lot of fun in the Mirror maze, 919 Parkway, in Gatlinburg just past traffic light #8 on the Parkway across the street from the Gatlinburg Convention Center. There are coupons to be found in lots of places in Gatlinburg, but the two RV Gypsies got a better discount as Military Veterans. They also purchased the 3-D glasses, which made it a lot more fun.

mirror maze mirror maze

The two RV Gypsies came face to face with their own image in the mirrors, over and over. Photographs came out weird, but cool because of the inside.

mirror maze mirror maze

Below: The two RV Gypsies saw a big bear in the back of a pickup truck.

bear in a pickup truck
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check it outBelow: Flashback to May 1978- a family vacation to Gatlinburg. The two RV Gypsies are not sure of exactly where in Gatlinburg some of these photos were taken because Karen Duquette was not yet that into photography. Plus they did NOT have a website then, so photos were just put in a box and almost forgotten.

Below: Karen and Lee with their son, Brian Duquette

Karen, Lee and their son, Brian on a swinging bridge a swinging bridge in Gatlinburt 1978

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