Monday, July 6, 2009

Gatlinburg and "stay-cation"

So last weekend we went to Gatlingburg to kick off our vacation/staycation. We rented and adorable little 2 bedroom cabin that literally sat on the side of the mountain. See...

We had a great time. Reg (Papa) and Cathy went with us. We left on Friday after work and got there late that evening. On Saturday we drove up into the mountains a bit then we went to Pigeon Forge to go to the flea market, go-carting and to Wonder Works. Adalyn got to ride her very first ride. Both kids (and the adults) were exhausted by the time we made it back to the cabin!!

On Sunday we hit Dollywood's Splash Country! Boy that was fun. About 3/4 of the way through the day some thunder storms rolled in and they gave us all rainchecks to come back anytime during the rest of the summer for free!! We took the opportunity to spend the rest of the evening in Gatlinburg walking around. We planned to go back to Splash Country on Monday but Eric got a little sun burned on Sunday so we decided to go ahead and head home after hitting the go-carts one more time! We will be returning at some point in the next month or so to hit Splash Country again!!

The rest of the week we were on vacation but we decided to stay home and enjoy a stay-cation. Eric and I went mountain biking on Wednesday and when we returned I wasn't feeling well so a trip to the doctor later I was diagnosed with strep throat. I'm glad I caught it in time though as it was Ethan's birthday and nothing was going to ruin that! We took him out to dinner and then to see Ice Age 3. It ended up being a good day and I was thankful for antibiotics.

Eric's brother Ryan and his wife Emily also came into town (they live in CA) to visit for a few days. They brought us a present that will be saved for another post!!

This week back to work and getting up early. Adalyn was good to us last week and slept in till at least 8:30 every day!! It was a good vacation :)


Laura B. said...

I love Me some Gatlinburg! LOL We have actually never been to Wonder Works (we never knew exactly what it was) or to Dolly wood. we will have to hit them up next time! Can't wait to see what your family brought!

Shosh said...

That cabin looks gorgeous!!!!