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Lodge Cast Iron, Old Time Pottery, Christmas Place, Five Guys and Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN – Day 2

After breakfast, we did some shopping in Pigeon Forge.  We went to the Lodge Cast Iron store.  I wanted a small pan I could use on the grill for cooking a batch of whole mushrooms in olive oil, butter and garlic.  Found one!  I also needed a baked goods drying rack.  I never found ours after the move to TN.Lodge Store - Outside
Lodge Store - Inside
Lodge Store - Purchases

Next we went to Old Time Pottery across the street. Big store! Nancy did a lot of browsing but we left empty-handed 🙂
Old Time Pottery

Next we went to the Christmas Place store. Pretty big Christmas store in Pigeon Forge. We did a lot of looking around but didn’t buy anything. Just fun to browse sometimes. There were a lot of great photo opportunities though.

Christmas Place - Pigeon Forge
Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

Christmas Place - Pigeon Forge
Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

Christmas Place - Pigeon Forge
Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

Christmas Place - Pigeon Forge
Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

Christmas Place - Pigeon Forge
Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

Christmas Place - Pigeon Forge
Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge

We decided to splurge for lunch and split a burger and fries at Five Guys. Yum!

Five Guys - Outside - Pigeon Forge
Five Guys – Outside – Pigeon Forge

Five Guys - Ketchup, It's a Vegetable - Pigeon Forge
Five Guys – Ketchup, It’s a Vegetable – Pigeon Forge

Five Guys - Our Lunch - Pigeon Forge
Five Guys – Our Lunch – Pigeon Forge

Our last stop on this leg of the day was to the Corningware-Corelle Store. Huge selection and some real bargains. We got 4 small plates for about less than half the regular price. So that was nice. I picked up a rubber lid for a bowl we have at home whose lid has long since disappeared.

Corningware-Corelle Store - Pigeon Forge
Corningware-Corelle Store – Pigeon Forge

Our Corningware-Corelle Purchases - Pigeon Forge
Our Corningware-Corelle Purchases – Pigeon Forge

Dave and Amy met us at our place in the afternoon and we went back to Dollywood together for an evening of fun. Nancy and I had upgraded our tickets to season passes last night, so we got to park for free today and we even got our parking fee returned to us from last night. Nice!

Dollywood - Snowman that greets you as you arrive - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – Snowman that greets you as you arrive – Pigeon Forge

Our plan was to see a few shows and have dinner and maybe ride a few rides. We ended up getting it all in! The first show we saw was Christmas in the Smokies. Great show.

Dave, Amy and I decided to ride a couple roller coasters. We first rode the Wild Eagle. Very fun. Fast, loops, rolls and really smooth. Then it was the Mystery Mine. Also fast, with a loop and more. Not as smooth. A bit rough actually. But still fun!

Dollywood - Wild Eagle - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – Wild Eagle – Pigeon Forge

Dollywood - The Coaster Crew before our ride on the Wild Eagle - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – The Coaster Crew before our ride on the Wild Eagle – Pigeon Forge

Dollywood - Pizza Recipe - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – Pizza Recipe – Pigeon Forge

The next show was Dollywood’s Christmas Carol. Dolly’s spin on the Dicken’s classic. This was a big production with a cast of 16. I was a bit sleepy through much of it but I “think” it was good 🙂

We went to dinner next. We ended up at Aunt Granny’s Buffet on the recommendation of a gal that was working at the Christmas Place today. She also works at Dollywood. It was a decent dinner. After dinner, right outside the restaurant was the Rivertown Lake where every 15 minutes, the Carol of the Trees was going on. This was pretty cool. It was countless trees, birds, Soldiers and other items, beautifully lit, synchronized to Christmas music. Really neat.

Next we went to an outdoor show. Brr! It wasn’t well attended due to the rain and the cooler temperature but it was still nice. It was Appalachian Christmas.

Dollywood - Appalachian Christmas - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – Appalachian Christmas – Pigeon Forge

After the outdoor show, it was time to warm up until the next show. We spent about 30 minutes in the Chasing Rainbows Museum. This is the “all things Dolly” museum. Her costumes, family pictures and artifacts, awards and more. One could spend 2 hours in here. After we warmed up, it was time for our last show. We headed next door to see Dolly’s “My People” show. This was a really nice show. There were 15 musicians and singers. About half the singers were relatives of Dolly. Her sister, brother, niece and cousins. It even snowed inside for the show 🙂

Dollywood - My People Show  - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – My People Show – Pigeon Forge

Dollywood - My People Show  - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – My People Show – Pigeon Forge
Dollywood - My People Show  - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – My People Show – Pigeon Forge
Dollywood - My People Show  - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – My People Show – Pigeon Forge
Dollywood - My People Show  It snowed! - Pigeon Forge
Dollywood – My People Show It snowed! – Pigeon Forge

Another great day and evening at Dollywood!

Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN – Day 1

We’re in the area for a few days.  Tonight we went to dinner with friends and Heartland Owners Club members Dave and Amy G.  After dinner, we went to Dollywood to walk around and see their Christmas lighting.  Very spectacular!  We also saw two shows:

  • ‘Twas the Night Before Chrismas
  • O’ Holy Night

We’re coming back tomorrow to see more lights, shows and go on some rides.
Jim and Nancy - Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN

Here we are in front of a pink heart backdrop.  Thanks Amy for taking the picture!
Here we are in front of a pink heart backdrop. Thanks Amy for taking the picture!
Chapel
Chapel
Nativity Scene
Nativity Scene
25 pound - $130 pie at Dollywood
25 pound – $130 pie at Dollywood
$19 slice of the 25 pound $130 pie at Dollywood
$19 slice of the 25 pound $130 pie at Dollywood

Lighted Butterfly - Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN
Lighted Butterfly – Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, TN

Dave and Amy Gray - Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, TN