hey everybody "happy new year"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we just got back this morning about 4 a.m. from our trip to the smokies
WoW......... I could'nt believe the traffic coming into Sevierville/ PF on NY eve we were in bumper to bumper traffic after we got off of I-40 for about 2 and 1/2 hours until we got to the hotel in Gatlinburg.
we checked into the garden plaza hotel on historic nature trail rd around 5p.m. after about 9 hrs of driving,
the people at check-in were very friendly and it went smooth and quickly, after we got settled in we walked up the street to have dinner at the mexican restaurant I believe its called los rancheros, the food was excellant, I had the 4 taquitos dinner and DH had the fajitas they were both really good, we only waited about 5 min for a seat which I thought was great considering the people and traffic in the area.
after dinner we walked back to the hotel we were both kinda wanted to relax a bit before we went out for the fireworks, about 11pm we walked down the street and found a spot to people watch and wait for the fireworks, after being stuck in that traffic for so long neither of us wanted to be in the middle of that crowd so we watched from up the street. the fireworks were very nice and we enjoyed the evening.
we stayed up pretty late 1am and got up to go to breakfast at the log cabin pancake house right up the street from the hotel, we had to wait about 20 min. outside to get a seat, it was about 12pm but the food was great, my hubby says he has found his new favorite breakfast spot....
we were both tired from the night before so we thought we would relax a bit before going out which turned into a 3 hour nap.... after which we both decided to just come home about 6:30pm, we had planned on leaving early today so we could get back to get our dogs, after our nap we just decided to leave early...
the hotel was very kind at check-out and seemed to be worried about if they had done something to cause us to want to leave early, which I was suprised they even asked, so I explained why we decided to leave early.
the garden plaza hotel was nice, nothing fancy but the room was clean and it was suprisingly quiet for the amount of teens we saw coming in and out , if I needed a place in that area again I would stay there.
over all a nice trip....6 more months and counting!!!!!!!!!!! lol !!!!!!!!!!