Okay, I think this is the tentative itinerary. If Ive made any mistakes, please feel free to point them out.
Saturday arrive about Noon.
Ober Gatlinburg, Tramway and Wildlife Encounter. Quick walk along Parkway and see Ogle Cabin. Mass at 7Pm at St Marys. Dinner somewhere cheap for a mom with 3 kids- open to suggestions- (or maybe just eat in the room). Back to Edgewater Hotel to swim in pool.
Breakfast at Hotel then set out to Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Sugarlands V.C. and Chimney Picnic area. (will we have any shot at seeing a bear on this trail if we hit it early enough?) Question- If I hit RFMT first, are either of our other two scheduled activities along the way? Suggestions for order which we should do them? If we hit the V.C first I'm afraid we would lose all shot at seeing a bear. I remember coming to Gatlinburg with my parents and have fond memories of seeing bears. So Im kind of really hoping to do the same with my kids.
Back to Hotel, eat in the room, and hit the Parkway again. Possibly the Space Needle if I can find a coupon.
Breakfast at hotel. Possibly the Aquarium (best place to get a discount ticket or coupon?)
Does anyone have any thoughts about this? I'm mostly concerned about Saturdays schedule and if all three of those things can be scheduled without rushing.