Date Night at Bistro at the Bijou – Restaurant Review

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Date Night at Bistro at the Bijou – Restaurant Review One of my favorite things to do is escape with my husband for a date night. This doesn’t happen as often as we like so we treasure the times when it does. Last month, I was going to be heading out of town to visit… [Read More]

Family Fun at Ober Gatlinburg

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I received admission for myself and my family to visit Ober Gatlinburg in order to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Family Fun at Ober Gatlinburg One of my favorite things about living in East Tennessee is the amount of things that there are to do. One of favorite things to… [Read More]

Celebrating 10 Years at Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth (Hotel Review)

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I received a one night stay at Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth in order to facilitate my review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Celebrating 10 Years at Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth Time flies when you are having fun and a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to celebrate the ten… [Read More]

Oakes Farm Corn Maze Review

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Oakes Farm Corn Maze Review Today was the first day that Oakes Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch opened up. Oakes Farm is known in the area for their unique corn mazes that are different each year. This is their 16th year in operation and they provide hours of fun for children of all ages (0-99.)… [Read More]

Culinary Adventures in Knoxville With East TN Tours

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Culinary Adventures in Knoxville With East TN Tours We have been living in the Knoxville area for a little over a year and there is still so much that we haven’t seen or done. I enjoy learning about the local history and discovering new restaurants. Downtown Knoxville is full of so many restaurants that it is… [Read More]

Norris Dam and Reservoir

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Norris Dam and Reservoir Norris Dam and Reservoir (Norris Lake) turned 80 back in July. In honor of this special event, TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) threw a big party and opened the doors for self-guided tours through the powerhouse. The powerhouse has been closed since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centers. This… [Read More]

Best Time to See Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

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Best Time to See Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains One of the benefits of living so close to the Great Smoky Mountains is getting to enjoy the changing of leaves and partaking in the beauty of nature. The marvelous colors of autumn light up the Smokies for seven weeks as the colors move down… [Read More]

Exploring Culinary Delights with Knoxville Food Tours

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Exploring Culinary Delights with Knoxville Food Tours My family had a chance to explore the delicious eats in Downtown Knoxville on a recent food tour with Knoxville Food Tours. It has been a few years since I have went on a food tour and I couldn’t wait to taste the culinary delights while learning about the… [Read More]

Free National Parks Membership for 4th Graders

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Free National Parks Membership for 4th Graders To encourage kids and families to put down the electronics and explore the outdoors, the Every Kid in a Park program was started. This is the second year for the program and it provides a Free National Parks Membership to current 4th grade students. The pass  provides free access to students… [Read More]

Explore Douglas Dam Overlook

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Douglas Dam Overlook in East Tennessee

Explore Douglas Dam Overlook Living in East Tennessee means there are so many wonderful places to visit and explore outdoors. On a recent family day, we headed over to check out the sights at the Douglas Dam Overlook. Douglas Dam is located in Dandridge, TN and is on the French Broad River. The reservoir extends… [Read More]