Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gatlinburg, Small City Of Fun & Wild Bill's Surplus

Gatlinburg in one of the most unique mountain towns you ever want to visit. The whole place is nesttled in the Beautiful Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Gatlinburg is like a big carnival! They have upside down houses, haunted houses, play houses, and a host of rides one can ride; and the scenery is to die for. Aaron Tippin mentioned that I should go there in the past and I finally got to go. Boy, you were right Aaron, old averagefrank understands why you take your family there every year!
While we were there we met Wild Bill & his partner at Wild Bill's Army Surplus. Those guys rock! Wild Bill is former military and a great guy. We had a wonderful visit with him and before we knew it our arms were full of military gear. He was cordial and generous and gave his word on some donated military shwagg for our gig. You don't meet too many guys like Wild Bill, by God! I can't wait to see him again.
After a night in Gatlinburg we were ready to ride again. Coming out of Gatlinburg towards Fayetteville NC., we had to ride uphill for along way; it was a gradual incline and finally reached the top of the mountain. That took a half of a day! Then we hit the down hill run into North Carolina, oh my God! We must have been doing 45 miles per hour on those bikes; what a thrill. I don't think I've ever seen Sandy so happy to ride. She was so excited to get such a cool down hill run that she almost wipped out; she took her feet off the pedals, she looked like PeeWee Herman. I could tell it scared her but she survived the slopes of the Smokey Mountains to ride another day! God is with us all!

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