Thank you Eclipse.
Oh I know, it's insane how fast that area has developed. Even 6 or 7 years ago Pigeon Forge was nothing more than a fallback when all the hotels in Gatlinburg were full. You will not even recognize the place today. The Smokey Mountains are still my favorite vacation destination, but commercialism is encroaching quickly on every side. Townsend, TN (west of gatlinburg, on the north side of the Smokeys) might not be a bad location. It's starting to cater to tourists a bit more (lots of white water rafting and horseback riding places) but for the most part it's still a quiet town with plenty of farm land, even north up towards Maryville.Originally Posted by soilman
Shoot, I didn't realize Pigeon forge was home to Dollywood. Last time I was in the smokies, was around 1968 - many years before dollywood. Gatlinburg was a tiny town. All around it was wildnerness. You could drive for miles and miles without hearing another car. You can drive for an hour without getting a glimpse or the sound of anything human. "Towns" on the map turned out to be 15 small buildings with one of them a general store. Developed residential areas turned out to be 15 houses and 3 pickup trucks on a mountain ridge, on an unpaved road, that ran right up along the edge of a steep mountain, with no shoulder, and no guard rail; on Long Island, every road with anything that could be considered remotely dangerous alongside it, had a guard rail. It made the Catskills appear like urban sprawl, and the Aidairondacks appear like a busy rurual area.
Yes i realize that.Originally Posted by soilman
bonoluvr, realtor.com's headline says "find a home." I am not looking for a home. I am looking for farmland.
That made me giggle because that's exactly what this poster just did.Originally Posted by Pourlemonde
Too many folks like to just spew out random thoughts without carefully reading or listening or thinking through their mental processes before letting the verbal diarrhea rip.
What an idiot. Glad you're banned. Try www.merriam-webster.com next time.Originally Posted by Pourlemonde
I don't know why Sotally Tober said that about communes. It was as if "commune" is a bad word, and without any further elaboration that followed the comment, it does appear to be an attempt at an insult. Your original post, Soilman, appears to be someone who is probably married (hence, your use of the term "we", which someone else asked about), and who wants to buy land and have an organic farm.
Where or how anyone would get "commune" from that.....I don't know. I would have ignored the post. Too many folks like to just spew out random thoughts without carefully reading or listening or thinking through their mental processes before letting the verbal diarrhea rip.