We have spent many weeks in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains and we just love the area!!! After spending a full month we wanted to express our thanks to our favorite business and recommend our favorite hikes.
This is one of our longer videos but there is so much to do in the area we try to give you a head start on some of the great dining, entertainment in Pigeon Forge and hiking in the Smoky Mountains.
Our last week of a month stay in Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee. We used every minute possible. We stopped at the Island in Pigeon Forge, SevierAir Trampoline Park and hiked our longest toughness hike yet. We had a great week!!!
Our third week of the Smoky Mountains brought some new adventures and we revisited previous failures. We discuss two great hikes Rhododendron and Chimney Tops. The kids swim in a rapid and have a blast. Aurora talks about keeping in touch with friends on the road and her letter writing clubs. We play around with our Gopro8 and have some fun in the pool. Finally there is a bear in the campground, and that provided some midday entertainment.
We celebrate our daughter's birthday in Gatlinburg, TN. This is new for us to celebrate a birthday on the road because we are usually at home in Chicago. My daughter took the week looking for what to do, creating decorations, meal planning and it was a fun weekend. A very Potter weekend!
Thanks to https://www.moonalunamusic.com for the birthday song!!!
The Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN will be our resting place for the next couple of weeks. On this week of Aurora Around America we discuss hiking the mountains, Alpine Hideaway Campground, a birthday, and the best way to find things to do in a new place.
On week 4 of Aurora Around America we discuss Hiking, Horses and Hot Springs. On our way east from TX to TN we stopped in Hot Springs, AR. We had never been, it was a good distance to break up the 1000 mile drive and there is a Chicago connection. We hoped it wasn't shut down because of COVID; It was more than we liked but less than it could have been.
We had a birthday to celebrate, we were anxious to hike the mountains and happy to be back on the road and traveling again.
We spent Independence Day 2020 in Texas, unfortunately it wasn't much of a celebration. We did find a fantastic village in Texas, Homestead Village in Waco. We cancelled all of our Texas plans and headed east into Arkansas, Hot Springs Arkansas. We have already started building memories in AR but we still have to report on Lake Whitney, Texas.
This is a new video series called, Aurora Around America. We will be discussing our
During the Covid Lockdown nomadic travelers had to find places to stay for extended periods of time. Many campgrounds closed but we were lucky enough to find a place that had lots of full-time people living at the campground. We met some fantastic people and found lot of ways to be productive with our time.