The Smoky Mountain Gift Show

We spent last week peddling our wares in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at the Smoky Mountain Gift Show. Being from Pennsylvania, a trip to Gatlinburg is usually a reprieve from the onslaught of winter. We drove down a day early to get a little hiking done in the Smoky Mountains with hopes of hiking Mount Le Conte. Wouldn’t ya know it, the day after we arrived Gatlinburg got hit with 22 inches of snow. Here’s what hiking in Gatlinburg usually looks like in November:

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains a few years ago.

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains a few years ago.

Here’s what it looked like this year:

Hiking in Gatlinburg in 2014

Hiking in Gatlinburg in 2014 (photo credit: Todd Heckler)

Luckily, the crazy weather didn’t keep people from coming to the gift show. We had a good week. Check out the Mountain Graphics display:

Mountain Graphics' booth at the gift show

Mountain Graphics’ booth at the gift show (photo credit: Todd Heckler)

Gatlinburg is such a crazy unique town. The fun really got started at 5:30pm after the show ended!

View of the Gatlinburg Space Needle

View of the Gatlinburg Space Needle (photo credit: Todd Heckler)

Hanging out at one of the Ripley's Believe It or Not attractions

Hanging out at one of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not attractions (photo credit: Todd Heckler)

Outside the Smoky Mountain Brewery

Outside the Smoky Mountain Brewery (photo credit: Todd Heckler)

Overall, we had a great time but were glad to make it back to Pennsylvania. Now I’ll have my nose to the grindstone filling orders from the show and working on new designs for 2015!