Today was a three hour drive to get to Sevierville, TN. home of Dollywood and lots of other touristy stuff. We traveled I-59 N to I-24 E to I-75 N to I-40 E. We picked up the grandkids in Sevierville, and their parents headed back home towards Indiana. We've got Trevor on board, age 8, and Cate, age 12 for maybe two weeks if Papa and Jeannie can last that long, and the kids can last that long without their mom and dad!
It didn't take long for Trevor to scope out every single cabinet to know what was in them, what kind of snacks we had and what kind of food was in the fridge! Not the right stuff, apparently, as he wants to go to the grocery store with Sparky to help her restock! It was 107 degrees today...too hot to be outside, but we briefly checked out the beautiful pools in The Dell. The Dell RV park on Apple Valley Road is part of a huge complex of housing and lots for sale called Hidden Mountain Resort, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains. It's pricey, 55.00 a night but we thought, erroneously, that there was a lot of stuff here for kids...NOT! At the park, anyway. We will stay here three nights, then leave for a different park in Sevierville.
As the kids got settled in, Trevor was rarin' to go...He decided he wanted to check out the pool right away. So Grandma Sparky took him while his sister chilled out back at the rig with Papa. Trevor met some kids at the pool. He met a young girl named Belle. He was so polite. He said, "Hi, my name is Trevor." She said,"My name is Belle." He says, "Nice to meet you, Belle." ! And this coming from an 8 year old!
They played some fun games together at the pool, one of three pools at the RV park section. Two smaller pools are hot tubs. The landscaping is amazing here poolside! The main pool has a waterfall which was fun to get under.
|one of TWO hot tubs right next to each other|