Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Speedwerkz Exotic Car Museum

During our vacation to Pigeon Forge, Little Man discovered they had an exotic car museum.  He was admit about going to see his dream cars.  So, we granted his wish to see the luxury cars played in his video games in person instead of the screen.

Speedwerkz Exotic Car Museum made a young boy very, very happy.  The curator, Jason, took time to tell him about the history of Lamborghini and Ferrari cars.  It was quite interesting.  I had no idea of the history, but then again, I am not a car enthusiast.

Did you know that Lamborghini was a major Ferrari car enthusiast?  He collected Ferrari!  It wasn't until he bought his wife a Ferrari and it was having some issues, that were not being fixed well, did he begin making Lamborghini.  Jason told us that Lamborghini, who made farming tractors and still does today, found a way to fix his wife's Ferrari.  When he approached Ferrari about fixing the car and helping him fix the problems in his cars, Ferrari became furious and told Lamborghini to go back and build tractors.  Lamborghini was insulted and decided to make his own sports, luxury cars!  The rest is history.

Jason also told us that Lamborghini loved bull fighting.  He decided to name all his cars after famous bulls and they are still named that way today.  All of Ferrari's cars are named after cities in Italy.

I mentioned to Jason that we home schooled and he told Little Man that he was so lucky.  He said he wished he had been home schooled.  He then started talking to him about education and how he wasted time in college earning a degree he doesn't even use.  We talked about following passions and how to go after what you want.  He explained that cars were a passion of his and he hung out at car shows and around people he wanted to be like.  He learned everything he could about the cars and history.  He finally met the guys he works for and built up trust and respect and now has his dream job.  It was so refreshing to hear a well spoken young man with a passion take the time to speak to my son.  He was truthful and meant everything he told him.  It really impressed Little Man.

Here are the pics of one happy ten year old boy with his dream cars!

 It's just $615,200, Mom!

 $400,000 grand?  You better get a good job!

 $176,380 was the cheapest car there!

 This one is sooo much more affordable, $234,487!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Creekside RV Park Pigeon Forge TN

We spent a week at the Creekside RV Park in Pigeon Forge, TN.  The park is conveniently located off the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge.  It is a quiet little park and well taken care of.  The spaces are fairly close together and that makes it hard to back into your space.

We had a time backing in.  A couple of things that made it difficult:  1. Narrow lot 2. Utilities (The way they are spaced makes it difficult to place the trailer with slide outs.) 3. Narrow street between campsites and vehicles parked in front of where your vehicle needed to cut.  Once the people across from us moved their vehicles out of the way, we were able to back into the sites better.  It was probably one of the roughest parking places we have had to park.

Other than the parking issue, we enjoyed our stay.  The campground was very quiet and friendly.  The pool was small, but there wasn't many using it.  The laundry facility was nice.  Three washing machines and dryers.  The cost to do laundry was reasonable and the machines worked fast.

We enjoyed going down to the river that ran beside the campground.  Little Man enjoyed wading and skipping rocks.  The night it stormed the river went from a quiet little stream to raging.  It must have raised the water level by three to four feet that night.  The campsites sit high up from the river, so there was not issues of flooding.

Word of Caution:  When we camped, it was the beginning of August and the school behind the campground was holding marching band practice in the morning and football practice in the evening.  You could not hear the noise inside the camper.  However, outside during practices it could be loud.  Most of the time we were gone and this did not bother us.   So, if you don't like noise and want to sit outside in the evenings beware.