|The Laurel Springs LOdge at Gatlinburg|
16 November 2014
We're staying in a wonderful B&B in Gatlinburg. The brochure said: Gatlinburg was a sleepy, peaceful mountain village. The guests woke in the morning rested and relaxed. They enjoyed the sound of the river rushing out of the smoky mountains and savored the smell of biscuits baking and fresh coffee brewing. There was excitement in the air as guests prepared to explore the mountains above Gatlinburg. Talk was about the mountains becoming the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. These sights, sounds, and excitement have not changed in 80 years. They are still being experienced today! The Lodge was known as Miss McCauley's boarding house for many of its early years. Miss McCauley was a music teacher in Knoxville. She hosted hundreds of guests and often had school children "camping" on her screened porch, enjoying all the excitement the smoky mountains had to offer.
So now let's go and explore the Smoky Mountains.....