Gatlinburg Family Vacation--- Day 1--on the road and the first KFC

We decided for our 2015 family vacation to go to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was to be a celebration of our 10 year wedding anniversary… to go back to the place that Bill and I honeymooned, yet this time with 3 kids in tow.


We left early Sunday morning (July 12, 2015). The kids were so excited to go. We headed south out of Ohio into Kentucky. We were going to make a stop in Corbin, Kentucky to visit Sanders Café-- the very first KFC restaurant.





We made it for a late lunch, after not being sure where it was. They had typical KFC food, and a small museum set up. It was a neat place to eat lunch.

After, we left Corbin, we headed back onto the road to head to Gatlinburg. The kids napped for part of the ride.


Before we headed to Gatlinburg, we stopped off in Pigeon Forge at Kroger’s to get some essentials to last us through the next afternoon. When we stopped at Kroger, I noticed the we were missing our back 2 hubcaps--we believe someone stole them, while we were stopped in Kentucky.

After we left Kroger's, we headed to our condo…..we kept going up, up and up on this mountain. I didn’t realize how high up in the mountain the condo was when I booked it online....









We were staying in the High Chalet condominiums at a condo that the owners called “Above the Clouds.” We were pleasantly surprised to see that the condo looked exactly like what was shown on line. We rented through HomeAway.com for the first time and we will use them again.






After bringing in all the luggage and things, we started thinking about dinner.



It is a tradition that the first night of vacation we order pizza and have it delivered. There was only a couple of places that delivered high up where we were….so we ordered from Volunteer Pizza. The pizza was okay….not bad, but not great either.



After dinner, we enjoyed the views from the balcony and then headed to bed exhausted after our day of driving,but excited to see what day 2 would bring!

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