Thursday, October 27, 2005

Smokey Trip Part-I

Our trip to Smokeys....

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Two weeks or more of preparation first of all...when we all thought of going to Smokey Mountains to see Fall Colours...
Well we were supposed to be 11 then finally it so happened that 4 of us decided not to cancel the trip..

We booked one of the cabins from Sunset Cottage for pics of the cabin we stayed in Tucked Away. We wanted to do so many things but then just 2 days. So had to plan what is to be covered in 2 days...

After all these initial things, we decided to start of on Friday at around 6.00 PM. So that we could reach the cabin by 11 or 12 (5 hrs of drive)
But then we started off at 8.00 PM.. so 2 hrs late :)

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Beginning was all fun... We were tired, but enthusiastic to go for the eventful weekend...
After some 2 hrs of drive we started playing Antakshari (had been such a long time since I played this)... Time went by and after 4 and half hours we started looking at the place around to check how far we have come..Estimated time to reach our cabin was 5 hrs...

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Now we were supposed to go to a Place named Pigeon Forge, this was where our cottage was... So off we went into a very bright street .... It was so lit up and since Halloween is coming up... all the hay dolls... Lighting etc made the street so beautiful.. :) [All this was happening at 1.00 AM] we were enjoying the beauty and were wondering where the cottage office was where we were supposed to pick up the keys...

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We never realized that the beautiful street was in Pigeon Forge... All the while we thought it was Gatlinburg :)

Thinking that our place would come further... we went on.. entered Smokey National Park... We entered this forest...full of trees at the side and one narrow road.... All of a sudden we see a board "Pigeon Forge"... We think "Thank God!!! Finally" We follow this and reach the same street we had crossed... By now it was 2.00 AM....

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And now we thought its high time we ask someone... So just went to the nearest Gas station... and then...

Us: Excuse me. Can you please tell us the Route to Pigeon Forge.
Lady: Well!! This is Pigeon Forge.
Us: oh!! Can you please tell us where this would come (show her the address)
Lady: Well this comes right behind... Just go this way and u'll find it...
Us: *Happy* Thanks a lot... Good night
Lady: Good night Take care....

We run back to the car. Tell my friends... its right behind.. Ok we get to the office, collect our directions for the cottage and move ahead...

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Now need I say... we got lost again...but the place were the cabin was...was really very very confusing... And finally we reached our cottage....at 4.00 AM....
we just looked around the place... everything seemed like how it was in the website... just that it was a bit smaller... But then we were so tired... and we slept... hoping to have fun the next 2 days...



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Rest.... To be contd.....

14 comments:

Visithra said...

Oh wow so beautiful - love the photos

Gangadhar said...

Nice pics,Arathi!!Loved all of them....

Het Waghela said...

Wow! u had a good time! Photographs were good too. Nice to read down ur track tracing towards pigeon forge. :-).
Waiting for part-II.

Raju PP said...

hey!!!!! awesome pics ;)
and the second pic is right now, the wallpaper on my desktop :-D

Unknown said...

Awesome pics.. looks like an amazing place.. it would have been gr8.
Added link to ur blog in mine :)

Smyta said...

Neat pics Artz:-)

Will wait for your continuation!:D

Smiles etc.,

Smyta

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Hey .....

mind if i use the 2nd snap for my desktop ??

Visithra said...

Inniya Deepavalli nalvazhtukal ;)

Vivhyd said...

Nice pictures Art. Happy Diwali. Me gng arnd taking pics of trees too :). will post them soon. Me back frm toronto with H1 :)

ESIH said...

they r pretty pics..really nice fall colours..:)

Art said...

thanks all!!! will post the continuation shortly...

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