Gatlinburg is awful and awesome at the same time. We spent most of our time in the cabin we rented (which was amazing, I'll show you soon!) but we spent one afternoon shopping.
Travis has been on a knife buying ban for a while now (he has SO MANY) but we made a deal that if he scooped the litter box every day in February he could buy whatever knife he wanted at Smokey Mountain Knife Works. Unbeknownst to me he offered anyone that went with him a ten dollar gift? Because he thought no one would want to go. Probably because I never want to go. I know you are on the edge of your seat, this is what he got!
(Some kind of Swiss Army Knife)
Kimmie came with us! We went on a trip with more than just our usual crew of four. It was fun!
In addition to the waterfall, they have a "shank museum".
You read that right: "Official Exact Reproduction Alien Egg Used in the Movie "Aliens." What?
We left the knife place (I bought some Thin Mints at the door!) and went to downtown Gatlinburg to the main strip. When I was a kid it was full of kitschy shops, now it is mostly stuff like Claire's and hot sauce stores. There are a few good ones left. My favorite is the Smokey Mountain Candy Kitchen. Their graphics are perfect.
Gorgeous hook rug!
I really enjoy the hand made signs.
The taffy box! I have part of my vintage photo collection in one of these boxes.
I ended up buying some cashew brittle. Mostly for the cute tub it comes in.
The bears! Every time we go I threaten to get a tattoo of one of these guys.
Aubrey took this amazing shot of Crystal and me. Hah! It's the thought that counts.
More to come! (As I'm sure you know. Crystal and I on the same trip equals over 1,000 photos in four days! )