January 5, 2007
is still early in the planning process, we will probably add to this list
over the coming months. Here’s what we know we need so far:
- Meal planning ideas. Perhaps we could have a
theme each night, such as Italian Night, BBQ, Turkey Dinner, Mexican
Fiesta. We need to decide who will bring what, and how each meal will be
prepared and cleaned up.
- Air mattresses. It is possible that we will not have enough beds for
every person. It would be nice if we at least had air mattresses to
offer. If you have one or can borrow one, please let us know.
The following ideas can be organized or left to our imagination when we
- Group Activities. Ideas include card
tournament, board game night, pool tournament, whiffle ball game
- Excursion planning. There are many attractions
in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area including the Great Smoky Mountain
National Park, so perhaps someone would like to volunteer to organize an
excursion one day.
- Movie/Game list. If we get really organized, we
can start a list of our favorite movies we would like to bring. Starting
a list serves multiple purposes: we won’t all bring the same movie, and
if anyone wants (or does not want) a particular movie we can add/delete
it from the list.
January 21, 2007
There's a lot more
to do in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area than we ever dreamed!
There are so many places to shop from the outlet malls to the rustic
furniture shops. In Pigeon Forge of course there is Dollywood, the
Dixie Stampede, and tons of other shows. There are also many
big go-cart tracks, mini-golf, helicopter tours, the NASCAR
speedway. In Gatlinburg, there is the Space Needle, the incredible
Aquarium, and Ripley's Believe It or Not takes up an entire block.
If you want a more peaceful venue, the Great Smoky National Park is
nearby, as well as horseback riding, white water rafting, and
Questions? Contact Jay Allen, 734-944-0345 or