Early start again, heading towards pigeon forge. This funnily named place is the home of Dollywood (of dolly parton fame) and the whole town is full of attractions. Even the old mill area, made up to look “old-timer”, seems kinda fake and tacky. But still interesting. We spent a nice amount of time at the quilt store, full of quilts and southern belle dresses.
After lunch we drove in the traffic to gatlinburg. Too much traffic, we didn’t stop. Just so I could get another hrc shirt. Took a detour back to the interstate, heading to atlanta. Again stayed at the residence inn. There was a thunderstorm so we just stayed in, ordered pizza and did laundry.