Schutz’ explore Great Smokey Mountains


Randy and Mavis Schutz spent 12 days visiting Tennessee, the Great Smokey Mountains and Nashville in May. They began their trip in Pigeon Forge, staying with Mavis’ college roommate and her husband at the Sunrise Ridge Resort for seven days.

During that time, they made two trips to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, visiting the Old Mill District and attending a night at the Dixie Stampede. They also visited the World’s Largest Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, took a rafting trip down the Pigeon River and discovered one of the few covered bridges in Tennessee, The Harrisburg Covered Bridge, built in 1875.

In Nashville, all the regular tourist spots were visited: the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium backstage tour, the Parthenon, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Belmont Mansion near Vanderbilt, world famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge and the Redneck Comedy Tour, which Mavis said was a “hoot.”