Thursday, March 29, 2007

Learn To Fish in The Smokies!

Teaching beginners to fly fish is a specialty at Little River Outfitters. They have been in business since 1994. The store and school occupies a 7,000 square foot facility in Townsend, Tennessee about 15 miles from Pigeon Forge. Townsend is a center for East Tennessee fly fishing. It is located near the Great Smoky Mountains, many tailwaters, Cherokee National Forest and several TVA impoundments. In fact the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only two miles from the store.

So if you've always wanted to learn how to fly fish or your spouse or friend wants to learn, give Little River Outfitters in Townsend TN a call. If you want to advance the sport by learning to tie flies, build rods or learn about the streams - they are the experts in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Check out the Little River website

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage April 23-29, 2007

I absolutely love wild flowers. They are so fragile yet such a powerful statement of the almighty hand of God - how awesome !! The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual seven-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor offerings are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN. See more info and schedules Spring Wildflowers in the Smokies

"Smoky Mountains Wildflower Photo Courtesy of Richard Weisser"

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Catch A Ride On Dollywood’s New Roller Coaster

I thought I had heard of just about everything being auctioned on Ebay but this is a new one!! A roller coaster ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TN as an Ebay auction!!! Just a few more days to bid !!

Do you want to be one of the first “official riders” on a one-of-a-kind roller coaster in America? Do you want to be sent on your way and welcomed back after your ride by Dolly Parton? You can and all net proceeds are donated to the Dollywood Foundation’s Imagination Library program !

What you are bidding on is one seat on one of the first seven cars (one of 56) of Dollywood’s Mystery Mine PLUS a limited edition Mystery Mine commemorative package AND an opportunity to meet and have your photo made with Dolly Parton herself!

The opening bid is $500. The auction closes March 30, 2007.
The winner will receive:
Tickets to Dollywood for the winner and a guest for Friday, April 13, 2007 and Saturday, April 14, 2007.
Participation and VIP seating for the Media Day activities at Dollywood at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 13, 2007
1 of 56 seats on the first official ride cycle of Mystery Mine at Dollywood on Friday, April 13, 2007
A photo with Dolly Parton
A framed display featuring an image of your ride, a signed photo with Dolly and other Mystery Mine memorabilia to commemorate your historical place as one of the first official riders of the Mystery Mine.