The Derosia Team has come across aTOADALLY amazing frozen yogurt establishment. sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt is one of the fastest growing brands of premium, all natural, self-service yogurt restaurants. SweetFrog is a bright, positive, family-friendly environment where you can create your cup of yogurt exactly how you want it. You pick the combination of flavors, you pick the toppings, you make it your way!
SweetFrog was founded on the principles of Christianity and the belief in bringing happiness and a positive attitude into the lives of their customers. At sweetFrog, F.R.O.G. stands for Fully Rely On God. Accorrding to their website the following is why the founder Derek Cha opened up the first sweetFrog. Our founder, Derek Cha, startedsweetFrogin 2009 with his wife, Annah Kim. Derek’s goal was to create a business, in the midst of a unfriendly economy, that could thrive and bring hope and happiness to a very down market. As this would be Derek’s first year in Richmond, he was…
Sevier County sure has changed a lot through the years, we have seen many businesses come and go. Roads have been built and life has formed where there was once just trees. Check out our latest post for some fun, flashback memories!
Twin Islands hotel was built in 1951 and located near the Aquarium in Gatlinburg, TN. Sadly, it has been torn down and being replaced with Margaritaville Resort!
Who remembers riding the Waterboggan in the 80's? Slide off the mat and lose your hide!
Ogle's Waterpark was a top summer destination in Pigeon Forge...taking a ride on any of the 6 slides, splashing in the wave pool, or enjoying an ice cream cone was the best way to spend the day. Now, Walden's Landing sits where Ogle's Waterpark was.
Porpoise Island located off Sugar Hollow Road took guests to Hawaii. You couldn't miss the Dolphin, Sea Lion, Bird, and Hula shows. The roller skating birds were a favorite of many. In the midst of the Hawaiian theme, there was even a deer ranch…
Located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont is definitely a treasure to find. What appears to be a "Ghost Town" actually started as an Appalachian Club vacation community.
The land was once owned by Little River Lumber Company and in 1910, they started selling off the land in order to create an elite private social club. Later the Wonderland Hotel was purchased and the Wonderland Club was created. This area quickly became a favorite vacation spot among wealthy East TN families. Elkmont became the home for the birth of the National Park.
In 1926, Colonel Wilson B. Townesend, the owner of Little River Lumber Company, sold the 76,000 acres so that it could be turned into the national park. While most people in park boundaries were forced to sell their land and relocate, those in the Elkmont area were able to sell their cottages at half the price in exchange for lifetime leases. Most of the leases expired in 1992 and the final two expired in 2001.