Friday, August 27, 2010

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee's crime rate is less than 1%

On our way to Asheville, NC we randomly decided to make a stop in Pigeon Forge, TN. There was a nice-looking rv park there and more importantly, it's home to Dollywood. Driving down the main drag of Pigeon Forge is like being on "country acid." Everything is big and themed. There's also a shit ton of dinner shows. Apparently people really enjoy being "entertained" by very poor impersonators while chowing down on delicious whole chickens smothered in country gravy. I mean, honestly that's my shit right there. Throw me a few performers made up like clowns and a 10 course country dinner, complete with unlimited sweet tea refills, and I can die a happy woman.
 The park we stayed at was pretty nice. It had a pool we never went in, and the ducks really liked our spot.
 Pigeon Forge and the surrounding towns have a trolley system called "Fun Time Trolley." It picked us up at the park and dropped us off at another stop which was in front of this place.We think it's like lazer tag but with magic wands. So when the next trolley picked us up it was already loaded with tourists. One guy kept telling the driver he wanted to go to the "Tan-jeer" outlets, obviously that was the highlight of the day for me. We ended up at the "Tan-jeer" outlets in the pouring rain. We should've went to the Christmas Place, whatever that is. On the trolley back the driver decided to tell us why living in Pigeon Forge is amazing. 1. It's in a dry county. 2. The crime rate is less than 1%. 3. It's always packed with tourists. I think it's pretty safe to say that we found our new home. Oh, and we never made it to Dollywood :)

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