Originally Posted by PoochPunt3rdDown
Most know I grew up there and some know of my family's involvement in Gatlinburg. When I was younger, I used to peer down my nose at those who flocked there, and considered the vast majority of the "tourons' to be dumb hicks. That may or may not be the case, but Gatlinburg does have a lot to offer, and is completely different than anywhere else I've ever been.
What was it like growing up in a town that strives off tourism? Seems like it would get very old. I'm unaware of your family involvement too.