Originally planned as part of the (later cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic) 2020 Palmeter Family Reunion at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, we decided, since it was a rare opportunity for all eight of our family to spend a week together, to keep our reservation. The cabin was sufficiently isolated, high in the Smoky Mountains.

An earlier Palmeter reunion – about 1913 – shown above.

On to the Smokies!

Our reservation was at the ‘Four Bears Hideaway’ in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park overlooking Gatlinburg. The cabin was first opened in 2019 – it replaced the one the owner lost in the devastating fire in 2016. The accommodations were great and the view of the mountains was spectacular.

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The roads were entertaining, too!

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Click on the Index Pages below for LOTS’o pictures of this incredible Smoky Mountains vacation!


Saturday July 18, 2020

The Cabin

Sunday July 19, 2020

First Sunrise
Mountain Weather
Dinner on the Deck

Monday July 20, 2020

Monday Sunrise
Bears in the Wild!!
Newfound Gap and The Appalachian Trail
Downtown Gatlinburg
Cake in the Cabin

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Off to Cades Cove
Gatlinburg Overlook
Puzzle One

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Breakfast on the Deck
A Tale of The Tail of the Dragon
Ticky Tacky Town Attack Two
Wow! Bear Two (at the Cabin)
Close Encounters with Bears Three and Four
Cute Couple
Wrap on a Busy Day – Why Not Both?

Thursday July 23, 2020

Breakfast with a View
Ticky Tacky Tour Three
Climbing Clingmans Dome
Appalachian Trail – Again
Excellent Steak Dinner

Friday July 24, 2020

A Cloudy Beginning
Bobcat Too!
Down the Mountain
Gatlinburg Trail
Kyle Leaves for National Guard Weekend Duty
Night on the Mountain

Saturday July 25, 2020

Spectacular Sunrise Saturday
The Sugarland Mountain Trail
Reality – Time to Pack
Summer Rain
Cuddly Interlude
ElectroGizmo Instruction
Some Final Miscellaneous

Sunday July 26, 2020

Final Sunrise
On the Road Again
Final Thoughts




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