Jim and I passed out watching the Twilight Zone about an hour before the ball dropped on New Years Eve – We were pooped after a day of skiing and snowboarding!
The forecast for New Years Day was cold and wet so we packed up our rain gear and took a driving tour of the mountains:
After stopping at the Newfound Gap overlook, we decided to keep going until we hit Gatlinburg. This little town totally took us by surprise – I (pretty accurately) described it as a hybrid of Times Square and the boardwalk … but located in the mountains. It was bizarre and fun – We left with two hot chocolates and a pound of fudge :)