It's That Time Again: Back to School 

As a high school student, I only looked forward to two things when it came to starting back to school: Friday night football and back to school shopping! I don't know about you, but Franklin, NC,  starts back to school August 9th, with teachers starting as early as August 2nd! I know I know; it seems like we just got out for summer break, but all good things must come to an end sometime. 

To help you plan your back to school shopping list, I have included some of my personal recommendations. You can get everything you need (and want) in Pigeon Forge, TN. Why not make a weekend out of it and spend just a little bit more time enjoying family, fun, and summer! If you plan your trip the weekend of August 3-5, you will even be able to take advantage of Tennessee's tax free weekend. 

Belz Factory Outlet  : Check out this website for a complete list of stores. While there, be sure to check out the recently reopened 'Old Time Pottery.' I was beyond excited, when on our last visit, I saw that it had reopened after a several year closure due to a fire.  Other tween popular options would be the Nike Outlet store and RUE 21. 

Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall  : The "red roof" outlets are not as popular as Tanger or Belz, but they still have some decent stores. Rue 21 is probably one of the most popular ones for tweens. 

Tanger Outlet Mall  : This mall is probably the most well known and has the most current stores. Everything from Claires to Banana Republic. You can have lunch, shop, eat some fudge, shop some more, then eat a nice dinner!

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If you are looking for nontraditional stores check these out while you are there: 

Bass Pro Shop : Outdoor and Sports Mecca. Don't worry though, there's a nice Starbucks in case you want to sit instead of shop. 

Smoky Mountain Knife Works : Every knife imaginable and a little (or a lot) of something for the cooks in your life!

Scrapbook Superstore : This store is perfect for the scrapbook enthusiasts in your life!

Looking for coupons? Check these links out for printable coupons for local Pigeon Forge shopping

Smoky Mountain Coupons

Visit My Smokies 

And when your shopping day is over, come back to "Fly Away" and relax in our six-person hot tub!

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Timothy & Jennifer Lynn - jtlives4jc@hotmail.com - 828-318-7241