Friday, April 8, 2022
DAY 01: Afternoon: Gatlinburg TN: Hiking the Smokie Mountains:
Title of Walk: Rock of Ages Adventure
Trail Time/Length: Approximately four (4) Hours.
Come for a guided hike and explore meadows sparkling with wildflowers, the majesty of old-growth trees, the caress of emerald-green moss, or the symphony of a waterfall. When you take a guided hike, you'll learn about the natural and human history of the Smokies in a fun and delightful way. You'll hear Cherokee lore and maybe an Appalachian tall tale. You'll learn what the Native Americans and Settlers did for food and medicine before the there were grocery stores and pharmacies. Our guided hikes go deeper into the forest, cover more terrain and take you into places most visitors to the Smokies never see. These hikes are recommended for those in good physical shape who already have some hiking experience but want to get more out of the beauty around them.
All Hikes include a snack. A sandwich, chips and a cookie can be provided for an additional $12 per person. This is an easy hike at a slower pace.
DAY 01: Evening: Gatlinburg TN: Over 40 cars from films and television:
Hollywood Star Cars Museum, 914 Parkway $12.99 + tax.
A tour through the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. We feature the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action! Popular cars are from such blockbuster hit movies such as The Ghostbusters Ecto-1, The Munster's Drag-u-la, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and the Beverly Hillbillies Jalopy, Two Batmobiles from "Batman TV Show " & “Batman Returns.” Other cars featured are "Eleanor" from Gone in 60 Seconds, The Fast and the Furious, Back to the Future DeLorean time machine, Days of Thunder Mello Yellow race car, the Beach Boys 1955 Thunderbird, Sir Paul McCartney's Cadillac, and many more.
Day Two: Afternoon: Knoxville: Historic Cherokee Caverns, 8524 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37931, price $10.00
The Caverns was first entered by early American Indians as indicated by cane torch marks found on the caverns walls. The caverns were rediscovered about 1854 by Robert Crudgngton, a farmer.
Over the years, the cavern hosted events several times per year to raise money to pay annual insurance that allows the cave to be open to visitors. Money is also raised for regular maintenance, preservation and upgrades.
Day Two: Afternoon: Knoxville: Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914, (865)[masked]
The Ramsey House is a two-story stone house in Knox County, Tennessee. Also known as Swan Pond, the house was constructed in 1797 by English architect Thomas Hope for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey, whose family operated a plantation at the site until the U.S. Civil War.
Day Three: Drive from Knoxville and stop at Chattanooga for lunch or diner at a fine restaurant. Spend time exploring the city. Perhaps take a tour. Drive to Nashville later in the afternoon.
Day Four: Nashville: Grand Ole Opry, 2804 Opryland Dr. Nashville, TN 37214
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM. Currently owned and operated by Opry Entertainment, it is the longest running radio broadcast in US history.
Grand ole opry offers three tours, 01. day time tour $27.00, 02. after show tour $32.00, 03. VIP Tour $150.00.
***Asking for a $300.00 deposit to insure you really plan on attending. Trip may cost upwards of $700.00 per person, if attending all events and tours. You will be responsible for funding your own hotel room and food, therefor, if you think you may not be able to afford the trip, than do not go. An option for cheaper hotel rates is to share the cost of a hotel room.
***Looking for members to offer to drive or can rent small bus for a minimal fee.