Monday, August 6, 2018

Roadtrip to Tennessee and Things We Didn't Get to Do

Usually, when we go for a vacation, we spend the entire  week in one place because there are so much to do.  This year, we did it a little differently, we spent our vacation in two different states.  Our first destination was Tennessee.  Although we stayed in Pigeon Forge,  we did some activities that were not there.  You can check out our exciting white water rafting experience in Hartford Tennessee.
 Roadtrip is something we do enjoy as a family.  We  love hitting one different state every year.  It's part of the learning  process for all of us especially for the kids.  
 We left very early on July second as it will take us 8 hours to reach our destination.  It's 505 miles from our place to Pigeon Forge, it's a very long drive but we make it fun.
I always pack snacks and drinks so it is a must for us to hit every  rest stops along the way.  It also gives us  time to stretch our legs especially my husband who is  the sole driver for   all the trips we do. 
We actually arrived in less than 8 hours  in going there. 
This huge cross is one of those  Giant Crosses of James Potter.  According to the article I read online (CarpetBagger), Mr. Potter, who owns his own construction business, has created nearly thirty of these massive monuments along the highways. They range from 100 feet to the largest so you won't miss to see it if you are a keen observer while traveling. 
This towering cross is hovering over the Southern City of Sin Pigeon Forge, TN.  I have seen  three crosses all over West Virginia and I thought it was just our state thing but as we travel across the country, I have seen it.  Reading the article gave me an idea who does it, a priest  named  Rev. Bernard Coffindaffer is the one that is doing it.  You can read more about Fr. Coffindaffer here.
We even seen one along I-75 near Royal Blue, TN when we were on our way to Kentucky. This giant cross is erected  next to a giant pornography store named adult world.  M husband said "that's a n odd place to put a cross."  In a way, it make sense.

The Volunteer State, Tennessee is gorgeous!  If you are an outdoor  kind of person, it's a great place to visit.
There were tons of things to see and dfo in Pigeon Forge but unfortunately, we didn't have much time to do it all.
I wanted to go see the  Titanic Museum but  we did not have time.
It would have been cool to see  what's inside.  I am a big fan of the movie so it would have been  exciting to see  what's actually in the museum.
There lis a Hollywood wax museum there  that we did not get to see.  The kids were not really interested and  again, we did not have time.
We didn't even get to  see Dollywood, sigh.  I would say, If given another chance., I would go back there again.  I'll have to share the Wonderworks  building that we went to next time.

19 travelers' comments:

Tasheena Womack said...

I hope you get the chance to visit the places you did't your next trip. Tennessee is on my bucket list of places to visit. So many wonderful sights.

Masshole Mommy said...

I have never been to TN at all, but it's high up on my bucket list. Nashville is where I want to go the most.

Melissa Chapman said...

It is nice that they have a big cross looking over you on the highways. I would love to see Tennessee and that Titanic museum.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Not getting to see everything is always a good reason to have to return. We did Nashville Tennessee this year. Still plenty of the state to visit again.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

We take a lot of road trips during the summer. The kids love to hop in the car and we get to explore a new area together as a family!

Gluten Free Lady said...

That gives you a good reason to go back one day! It still looks like you all had a great time anyway.

The Mommies Reviews said...

I have always wanted to visit there and one day I hope I am able to so we can see the Crosses in person.

Travel Quest said...

Yehey I got to see your photos from your trip. That big cross was the first thing we notice too when we first move here. You can tell Southern people are very religious. I love TN!

Marcie W. said...

Wow, I had no idea there was so much to do in Tennessee. It looks like you made the most of your time and had a lot of fun.

AiringMyLaundry said...

So cool! We want to go to Tennessee for a trip to Pigeon Forge one day. My daughter especially wants to see the Titanic museum.

Jeannette said...

I didn't even know there was a titanic museum. The museum looks cool just driving by the house I have it. I can see why you wanted to stop there. It looks like you all had a great time with everything you did do.

Carol Cassara said...

It's definitely important to have everything you need. Especially when you're with the kids. It's good to have snacks, drinks, and entertainment ready! I love going on road trips and I think it's so much fun. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Marysa said...

Sounds like there is plenty to see in Tennessee. The Titanic museum would definitely be cool to check out. It really seems like you have the road trip thing down-pat!

Ricci Ellis said...

I love a good road trip and actually have one going up next week! I can't wait to plan out my stops along the way!!

Pam said...

I love the Titanic museum. I hope you get to check it out next time you are in the Pigeon Forge area. It's really neat.

Tomi Clark said...

I've been to the Titanic and the Wax Museum and you have to add it to your trip next time you're in the area. The area is so family friendly and there's so much to see and do.

Dhemz said...

So many places to see...so little time! We had a very short vacay this summer not even a week off...lol! and I can't believe it's almost back to school again.

Heather Riccobono said...

We always wish we have more time on road trips too. It looks like your family had a wonderful time!

Debra Hawkins said...

We love taking our kids on road trips! There are just so many places to see. Adding more of these to our bucket list!

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