Friday, October 19, 2018

2018 October RV Rally – Sevierville, TN

As I mentioned in my previous post, we came to River Plantation RV Resort two days early for the Tennessee Travelers Rally and as it turned out, two other coaches also came in a day early and Pat drove up to join us – she had not gone with us to get the coach serviced.

We had planned to have grilled brats (from the Wurst Kitchen of course) with kraut and mashed potatoes and since we had seven sausages, we invited the other early arrivals to join us – I had planned to cook all of the sausages anyway so we just made more potatoes.

Four this meal, I like to dress my potatoes just like the brat with kraut and mustard and some other the others were pleasantly surprised when they tried it.  Sorry but I took no meal shots.
On Monday, we closed up the coach and moved six spots down and across the road to our assigned site (#139) for the rally.  This is our new site with the recently added American Flag to our flag stand.

The rally kicked off at 5pm on Monday with a catered meal of sandwiches and salads at the large pavilion just across the street from us and there were 13 coaches in attendance (10 from our club and 3 from the American Coach group which our Rally Masters also belong to).

After eating and visiting for awhile we gather around the campfire and were rained out within just a few minutes.

Tuesday was pretty much a rain-out so nothing to report about it then on Wed we held our postponed high stakes golf tournament at the Old MacDonald Farm Mini-Golf which seemed to be a big hit with everyone.  Along with a large arcade, it is located within the Tanger Outlet complex.

Two person teams were made by drawing names and total non-golfer Bev and her partner Sandy tied for low and won two tickets to Dollywood.  Here’s a shot of the group after the round.

That evening, we went to Wild Bear Tavern German/Bavarian Restaurant for supper and it was another big hit.  Located at the far south end of Pigeon Forge it is part of the Wild Bear Inn. 

We had one server who did an excellent job and all that I talked with enjoyed their food and thought it was pretty authentic. 

I had my first ever pork shank with gravy and mashed potatoes and thought both were delicious and I would eat there again.

On Thursday, we descended on the large Flapjacks Pancake Cabin for a hearty breakfast and since it was next to the campground, it was in walking distance.

In early afternoon, most of our crew went about 10 miles to the Smoky Mountain Coach Works for an update on their repair and remodeling capabilities - they can pretty much remodel the entire inside of a coach.

We finished the rally with an appetizer gathering at the pavilion followed by sitting around the propane fire for a while.  

Friday morning we said our good-byes and hit the road for our hour and a half ride home where we can tend to our engine oil leak, fridge that just quit working, new roof water leak, two slide toppers (awnings) that won't roll up, the water pump that just quit working, and toaster oven that won't come on - ahh the joys of RV ownership.

Our thanks go to our club member Rally Masters, Marg and Dick, who put on another fine event and I really enjoyed the joint rally concept and meeting the attendees from the American Coach Club who joined us.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


10/14-10/19/18 Event Dates


  1. Nothing quite like a good Bavarian Restaurant for an excellent meal Sound like you did have some fun. Like you said the joys of RV ownership most everything break down eventually just a matter time,Good luck with the repairs.

  2. Sounds like you had a great rally with wonderful friends --and lots of good food!!!!!

    Lots of work to be done on the RV it seems... Good Luck.


  3. It was a great rally, good friends and food, does it get any better then that.

  4. Larry, Thanks for the heads up on the Wild Bear Tavern...German food! That pork shank looks great... It's been a long time since I've even seen one on a menu. RV maintenance...yikes! It's like taking care of a house, one thing after another... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Great friends great food and entertainment and a chance to meet new people who liked the combo rally......sorry about your moho.....

  6. As you know, I'm a bit biased when it comes to Bavarian food :) What a score finding a place like that! The whole trip sounds like so much fun. I can hardly wait for retirement myself!

  7. That pork shank looks fantastic! Another great trip in the books.

  8. oh this looks like such great fun I love this fun trip !

  9. Looks like a fun time with tasty grub...that pork shank with mashed potatoes has me drooling.


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