Martie checked in daily about the great times on our Smoky Mountain Christmas tour. Read what she had to say:
Wonderful day one on our Smoky Mountain Christmas tour. Long – but fun! – bus ride with a stop for breakfast and lunch on the way. We got acquainted with each other, shared some jokes and watched a couple of comedy dvds. We arrived at our hotel, freshened up and went to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show.
The food was delicious and plentiful, and the show was great with comedy and Christmas songs. Tired but happy we returned to our hotel to rest up for another exciting day tomorrow.
Day 2 of our Smoky Mountain Christmas tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide took us up into the Smoky Mountains to Newfound Gap where the view was amazing. Several people took pictures by the sign where you could be in North Carolina and Tennessee at the same time. We then had a tour of the Smoky Mountain Moonshine Distillery in the holler and learned all about how moonshine is made. After that we had a few tastings. Passengers then had time to wander through Gatlinburg and enjoy lunch, the quaint shops, and the lovely weather, although it was a little chilly. We returned to the hotel to rest up for a while after a big Day in Gatlinburg. We went to dinner at the Frizzle Chicken Pancake house for delicious meal of roast beef, chicken and all the trimmings. Then on to the Comedy Barn for one of the funniest shows we’ve ever seen. We laughed until our sides hurt. It was a great way to end our day.
Day 3 of our Smoky Mountain Christmas has been a blast. After breakfast we had our first of three shows scheduled for today. The Smith Morning Variety show was amazing. Wonderful music and lots of laughs. Charlie Bob Smith, the man of a thousand voices, gave us music from so many different artists, one would have thought that that each singer he impersonated was actually there. After the show we went to the Island where passengers had plenty of choices for lunch and shopping. Some of them even rode the big ferris wheel for some great views of Pigeon Forge. Then on to the Music Mansion for the Christmas Spectacular show, which was truly spectacular. The music, dancing, lighting, and costumes were quite a sight to see and hear. Dinner was at the Applewood Farmhouse that featured their signature apple julep and some great home cooking. We then headed over for our last show of the trip, the Country Tonite Show. Once again we were entertained by talented singers and dancers. It was as fabulous trip and we will have lots of fun memories to share on our trip home.
Anderson Coach & Travel has been providing Superior Travel Experiences since 1937. In celebration of our 80th Anniversary, college student McKenzie Caldwell will be traveling with Anderson. McKenzie, our tour directors and guests will share their stories from on the road here!