Saturday, January 17, 2015

Around the Town

Rooming on the Gatlinburg "strip"...
a noticeable difference from the
tents and dining flies that adorn our
usual weekend outings!
Troop 50 arrived in Gatlinburg, Tenn., during the wee hours of the morning for our (now) annual January family trip. For the second year, the Scouts decided to once again hit the ski slopes of East Tennessee. After a rush hour departure from Auburn (or at least for what passes as rush hour in Auburn), we made a dinner stop in Cartersville, Ga.. We arrived at our hotel around 1:15 a.m. local time.

The dawn came early, but after a hearty breakfast the Scouts were out on the town. After spending some time (and money) in an arcade and a candy kitchen, we hit Pizza Hut for lunch. Several large pizzas and some hot wings were readily consumed.

What do you get when you mix more than a dozen growing boys and
a number of large pizzas? No leftovers, that's for sure!

Joe (left) and Everett (right) ready to tube the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg,
or maybe that's the slopes of the Arctic Tundra?!
This afternoon, we are heading up the mountain to Ober Gatlinburg for some snow tubing. As the photo of Joe and Everett attests, the Scouts are prepared for anything. Our next post will document our success (?) running the tubes.

Check out our online photo album for more photos to come!