Monday, Nov. 21. We walked again to The Village to have lunch at our favorite place Jordan's Creamery. We walked the Parkway again to visit stores we missed on the day before. We went to the Ripley's Aquarium where the Tourist Information Center was located. We inquired about using the trolley for transportation, but the laday insisted that we should just drive to where we wanted to go. We purchased our Trolley Tour of Lights tickets and walked some more. We are lunch at Bubba's Gump Shrimp. We had shrimp and grits. They were lukewarm. We also visited the Bootleggers Homemade Wine and Old Smokey Distillery. The wine and the moonshine weren't to my liking and kinda pricey. The sky was looking pretty dreary; so, we headed back to the motel. We stayed in the rest of the day. It rained a lot. We were unable to go to the National Park.
Day 4. (Tues.)We spent the entire day in Sevierville. First on our agenda was horsebacking riding at Five Stables. We had a Groupon. I had never been on a horse. It was very muddy and this may sound petty, but the horses smelled something awful. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. It was touch and go for one person in our party. Her horse wasn't in the best of moods and often time did not want to follow commands. It was quite scary when her horse slide down the enbankment and hit the fence. He just refused to stay on the trail. The rider was quite nervous which I don't blame her because I felt uneasy every time that horse wouldn't obey or when we would slide down a muddy hill or when we were very close to an enbankment . I had a wonderful horse. Her name was Dottie. She took her time, stayed on the trail and obeyed command. She was a very "laid-back" horse. My husband had a horse similar to mine. Our guide was very good. He handled the problems with that horse like a profession.
Next, we went to one of the go-kart place. I can't remember the name, but it fine. My husband drove.
Our next stop was Hillside Winery. We did the tasting, of course. They were promoting a "special" so we purchase three bottles of wine for $38.00.
Next, we went to Cique De Cline @ 2pm. We had a Groupon. We really enjoyed the show, although they didn't do the motorcycle stunts. Those performers were amazing. A must see show!
I was hestitate about going to our next place, because it was said that it was "out of the way." They weren't lying. When we got there it was raining hard. We place our orders. We weren't very pleased. Perhaps it was what we ordered. To say the least I was quite disappointed considering this restaurant gets rave reviews. (sorry)
We drove back to Sevierville to do a little shopping a Tangler Mall Outlet Center. It was still raining, but we visited a few stores. The only thing I have to say is if you are looking for bargains, look elsewhere.
We were in the Sevierville area for at least 8hrs. When we got back to the motel, we were exhausted.