“Well, I got a bumper sticker
On the back of my truck
There ain’t another like it
‘Cause I had it made up”
– George Strait, “Honk If You Honky Tonk”
Those with an RV know the first staple item of any RV family is the blank map of the good ole USA. Every time you cross a state line, you add the sticker to your map of that state and eventually, your map starts to fill in and show all the amazing places you’ve traveled in your RV. On our first big trip, we drove a little out of the way to cross a few state lines – all with the goal of earning more stickers. We covered the entire Southeast United States and ventured into Arkansas and Louisiana – simply to earn our state stickers.
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white”
– “White Christmas”
We’ve never spent a Christmas away from home, but we decided to go for it this year! Being a Floridian, I personally was hoping for a white Christmas, but I may have been the only one secretly wishing for snow. We didn’t quite get the snow, but the cold weather and rain was there to greet us in Tennessee. We made the journey to Pigeon Forge to support the local businesses who were struggling after the recent fires in Gatlinburg. We stayed at Riveredge RV Park in Pigeon Forge right in the hustle and bustle of the city. This was actually one of the very first RV parks we ever stayed at years ago when we were renting C class RVs to decide if we liked the RV lifestyle.
Check out the photo below of our miniature Christmas tree – complete with ornaments that can’t break! We were able to store the tiny tree in a bin under the bed so we can whip it out next year. We’re huge Christmas people so we have to be able to decorate somehow!