Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Maryland via Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

In September, George needed to attend a class in Maryland for work. We left five days before we had to be there so that we could take our time and drive up the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.

The first day we drove to Centerville, Tennessee and stayed the night with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Middy. It's always a fun time and a great visit!

The next day, we headed east on I-40 and by late afternoon we arrived in Pigeon Forge which is where we got married 10 years ago. The Incredible Christmas Place was our first stop. It turned out to be our only stop too. 

The Incredible Christmas Place below
(I have to laugh at the middle pic of Geo! He looks a little distorted. It must be my excellent picture editing skills!)

As soon as we left the Christmas Place, we discovered a car show up and down both sides of the road. I was stunned by the size of the show! It was unbelievable!

After taking some photos of the car show with my iPhone camera, George reminded me that the iPhone is also a video camera so I decided to try my hand at the video feature. I should have shot it in landscape orientation rather than portrait but it's a lesson learned. 

This is my first attempt at making a video, and adding music to it (parts of nine songs), and it's only the second time I've used the iMovie video software. I hope you enjoy it!

I have not been able to upload the video to my blog after days and days of trying so I decided to put it on YouTube. I couldn't upload it from there either so I'm providing a link to it below. I am disappointed and fed up with Blogger and their so-called improvements!  I'm seriously thinking about moving on to another blog provider but that's another story, and I'll spare you the details.

Click HERE to watch the video.

I found out the show is called the Fall Grand Rod Run Car Show and to find out more about it click

With the car show in town, we didn't think we'd be able to get a room in Pigeon Forge so we moved on to nearby Gatlinburg where we did some shopping and spent the night.

Lots of cool shops in Gatlinburg!

It's a really neat, quaint little town. I've never been to a Swiss village but it's my idea of what one would be like, and I love both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Up next, the Blue Ridge Parkway and what a glorious drive! I hope to post it soon!

With Warm Smiles,