Day 1 or how the iPhone wants to killl us.
We left around 11:00AM to embark on our four hour drive (we listened to Max Brook's World War Z audio book). The drive was nice and I enjoyed the views. As we drove through Pigeon Forge I was struck by the touristy gimmicky feel of the main strip and when we got to Gatlinburg it was very similar (a bit different). We got to the office of Gatlinburg Cabins Online and got directions to our cabin. Sadly we used my iPhone's directions instead and it took us down Gnatty Branch Road (very narrow road with no guard rails and at one point there was a hill that was literally like a roller coaster hill). We got to our first cabin, but it had been broken into so Marie sent us to another cabin not too far away (but closer to Gatlinburg). Even though the directions skipped a whole road (no service on the road there, so we couldn't have used the iPhone) we made it there thanks to the lovely lady at Smokey Mountain Pottery (we were right in the Arts and Crafts Community). By the time we got there we decided to spend most of the trip in the cabin (awesome views, quite, etc.) and so we headed out for groceries at Food City. Get one of their cards. Sure you may never use it again, but it's free and saves a ton of money (sure, you might get some junk mail, but who cares?).