Rolled into town around 4pm on monday the 4th. My first stop is some of the antique stores in Sevierville. After that I headed up to the Greystone lodge to check in. After I checked the room I decided to walk up the strip to have dinner at smoky mountain brewery. The food there was okay, service stunk though. After eating I headed down to arcadia to play some games. I did this until maybe 830pm, then just went back to the hotel since I was feeling tired. On the 5th I went to pigeon forge and had breakfast at red rooster. Had a cheese omelet and pancakes. Enjoyed the food, service was good also. After that I headed up the bypass to walk the trail to Laurel Falls. It was my first time walking this and thoroughly enjoyed it. After that I headed up to cades cove, where I decided to also walk the abrams falls trail for the first time. Once again very much enjoyed this. I think I liked the walk there more than I enjoyed the view of the falls. When I left cades cove it was maybe 430, so I headed back to the hotel to get cleaned up to go have dinner at bennetts barbaque. Enjoyed bennetts as I always do, and the manager gave me a free piece of pecan pie. Not sure why, maybe he felt sorry for me dining alone. After this I went back to the hotel, but then decided I wanted to walk somemore so I went out and walked along river road. Just enjoying the sounds of the river. Next morning I went to breakfast at the log cabin pancake house in Gatlinburg. It was my first time there, and im sorry I havent tried it sooner. Ive heard of it, but never knew where it was. Even though my legs were sore from the previous day, after breakfast I decided to go walk the trail to Ramsey Cascades. The trail was four miles long to and from, but it felt longer. The trip is very scenic, and this was probably my favorite part of my trip. The cascades were beautiful, I have seen pictures, but had no idea how huge it was. The walk was physically demanding, but well worth it. On my way back down the trail, I saw 2 bears cross the trail maybe about 30 yards ahead of me. It was pretty exciting and the first time ive seen bears down there in my 31 years of visiting. the trail took about 5 hours to complete and after that I went to the hotel to get cleaned up, and then I headed to hungry bear barbaque for dinner. I had never been to hungry bear, but it was reviewed well on TA. I the reviews were true, I enjoyed this. I just wish they had more deserts than ice cream bars. After this my legs were pretty sore, so I just went back to the hotel, sat on my balcony and enjoyed the sounds of the river, and the wildlife (ducks, birds, ground hogs, and squirrels). The next day was the day I was leaving (always a sad time), I planned on eating at Smokies breakfast house in pigeon forge on the way out, but it was closed for some reason. Im not sure if they are remodeling, or if their out of business. Does anyone know? Weather was awesome, ranging from high 50's into the 70's, never too hot. This was my best trip down there in a long time.