Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Although the leaves are just starting to change colors, that doesn't mean the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area isn't colorful!  Fall decorations are everywhere.  Between pumpkins, hay bales, fall flowers and scarecrows the area is fairly well covered!

Fall is not my favorite time of year, but as we drove around Pigeon Forge last week the 83 degree weather made it feel more like summer.  Enjoying Fall decorations while wearing shorts is my kind of fun. We weren't the only ones visiting the area and traffic was heavy to say the least!

Pumpkins Everywhere!

We stopped by The Christmas Place which is an amazing store.  It’s Christmas all year long in there.  I already have a lot of ornaments I got there years ago when we lived in the area.  I did want a new one for Ruby, our lab.  I had her name put on it and the date.  Since she was with us on our trip she needed a souvenir too.

The Christmas Place

The store is decorated for Fall outside and Christmas inside!  The lights and decorations will make you want to sing Christmas songs.  We were there early and got a front row parking spot and a very short checkout line.  That won’t be the case as the days and weeks go on.  It’s a wonderful place to start your Christmas shopping.

My husband and his new friend at The Christmas Place
You better start your day with a good breakfast.  There are many pancake houses in the area where you can eat to your tummy is full.

If you head up the Parkway to Tanger Outmall you’ll see they have gone pumpkin crazy as their entry road is decorated than more pumpkins that I could count.   With the traffic it was impossible to get a photo of it, but take my word for how nice it was.

Most homes and rental cabins in the area have some type of Fall decorations, if only a flag or a scarecrow in the yard.  People really get into it around here.  Our first fall in Sevierville we did the hay bales, mums and scarecrows in the front yard. 

These are friendly bears!

If you are looking to buy your Fall decorations head over to Old time Pottery in Pigeon Forge.  They have a ton and a half of Fall decorations and they also have out thousands and thousands of Christmas lights and decorations.

The tourists were in town and we were part of.  The only difference is we know the back roads to avoid the worst traffic jams.  But it was fun being in the action and seeing all the wonderful Fall decorations in the Smoky Mountains.

Tourist Traffic on the Parkway heading to the Smoky Mountains

Photos belong to AbbyG

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