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Mini Sabbatical

A lot of us are working from home which gives us the opportunity to take a mini sabbatical.

Now that your garage has been cleaned out, cars are all vacuumed and everything else that you have been putting off is taken care of, you may want to take a mini sabbatical to a relaxing and inspiring place.

Sevierville has it all.  There is history, beauty and fun all in one area.  Imagine having your coffee on the deck every morning while waiting for the sun to come up.  Sunrise

All our cabins have high speed internet for your “work from home” sabbatical.   Geppettos Restaurant is on Wears Valley Road and is one of our most favorite Italian Restaurants in Sevierville.  They will deliver to our cabin “Kiss the Clouds”.  Enjoy your lunch on the deck while overlooking those amazing smoky Mountain Views.  framed_view_1_1920x1080

My cousin came with us on one of our trips and it worked out perfectly.  She got off work at 4 PM and I had dinner ready for us.  Then, we would go out and explore the area.  One night we went to Cades Cove and saw a lot of bears.  VID_20200526_174050_exported_21009_1598034565155

My daughter was missing prom season this past year, so we brought her old prom dresses and dressed up and took some pictures.  IMG_20200424_154100

One night we went to an exotic petting zoo.  It is off of Dolly Parton Highway.  We wanted to do something that was off the beaten path.  We didn’t want to be around a lot of other people.  We were very pleasantly surprised with the place.  It was a really nice place to spend some time and enjoy the different animals.  My daughter held a baby goat.  We got to feed the animals.  We pet an Elk and he was very soft.  IMG_20200601_150955

I have blogged about things you can do in the area that are less crowded.

If you haven’t been out in a while and want to take a nice “social distancing” vacation, consider Great Smoky Vacations for your next getaway.

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RainForest Adventures Zoo

The RainForest Zoo is open year round. Mixing fun with education. Home to hundreds of amazing and unique live animals from around the world. See leaping lemurs, giant porcupines, tropical animals and other creates from across the globe. Experience the beauty of the rainforest with your family. Witness species of mammals that most people have never heard of, including the genet and coatimundi.  Unique creatures from all of the major tropical and temperate forests of the world.

The zoo is locally owned.  A lot of the animals have been donated.  There will be some animals you can pick up and hold.  Allow at least 1.5 hours.  Every zoo I have ever been to with monkeys seems to have a strong urine smell.  This one is no exception.

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Handicap Accessible

RainForest Adventure Discovery Zoo is a small little zoo that is jam-packed with tons of fun! Designed by one of the contractors who worked on the Disney Animal Kingdom project, it features over 600 different animals.

Most of the zoo is inside, but there is also a small petting zoo outside with goats, sheep and emu.

It’s a mom and pop run business, with more than 20 years under their belt and a focus on exotic animals of the rain forest.

Rainforest Adventures, 109 Nascar Dr, Sevierville, TN 37862-6917

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