Sunday, June 2, 2013
Tennessee Smokies in Kodak
I know.... I have mentioned Smokies Park before, but it is such a great one to go to. This is one of those parks to go to because it is a nice park, and because the park is in a great area.
We try to get to a game or two here each year and I hate to use an over used concept- but this park almost feels like an old friend now. I want to give it a hug as soon as I get there. There is something very comforting once you get to this park and walk through the gate. You can relax and know that everything will be good in the world for the next several hours.
I like how they do things at this park too. There are deals (and variety) in the team shop. The on field promotions are fun yet not excessive. There is something VERY cool about seeing a bunch of kids chasing a guy in a chicken costume across the field. That never gets old.
There are nice restaurants near by, and good shopping (the Bass Pro Shop near by is always part of our road trip to the area). Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Knoxville are all areas that you can visit as park of your day or weekend trip to see the Smokies.
Oh, and we love the hotel next to the park, the Hampton Inn and Suites. You can get a room there and you are about a 5 minute walk from your room to Smokies Park's main entrance. VERY convenient. We have had a ton of good experiences at that hotel over the last few years.
It seems like I have spent a lot of time here, and this park almost feels like another home park for me. Fireworks and Steve Goodman at the end of an evening in Tennessee sound perfect!
You can't beat this park for a perfect night- the game day atmosphere is the best. People are friendly and the air is the same air that passes over the Great Smoky Mountains.