Friday, October 7, 2011

Pigeon Forge

Hello everyone! I am still alive! I have been so disconnected with the internet world. We left last Saturday for Pigeon Forge and got back Tuesday. We had such a great time with our friends Ed, Kim, and Claire Hoy! Warning: This is going to be a LONG post with TONS of pictures.

Day 1-Saturday:

We left bright and early Saturday morning. We stopped for a quick breakfast and proceeded to stop at almost every town from Hartwell to Pigeon Forge. NO kidding! Andrew wanted to check out every restroom! Anyway, we had a great trip up the mountains and Andrew slept for about 45 mins. The closer we got to our location the colder it got!

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We arrived around lunch and Ed and Kim met us at Arby’s for a quick lunch. Then we followed them up the windy and scary ride up the mountain to our cabin. We were up very high and the views were beautiful!

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We got the car unpacked and let Andrew and I take a nap before heading back out. We then headed to Dolly Wood!

The park was decorated so beautifully for the fall!

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Ducks wandered everywhere!

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Our first stop was the Carousal…

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The Hoy’s having fun!

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We then headed to the train!! Andrew was so excited! However, it was very cold!

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We left the park (we got the 2nd day free) after a few hours and headed to dinner at Johnny Carino’s .


Day 2- Sunday:

We left early Sunday morning for round two of Dolly Wood. This day was full of rides! Andrew and Claire rode everything they could ride for their height. I was so proud of how willing Andrew was to ride anything!

I did not get to ride anything with Andrew, but he enjoyed spending time with Daddy!


We ate lunch at the park and then headed back to the cabin for long naps! We then headed to dinner at the Old Mill. We went early, so we did have to wait at all!

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After a very filling dinner, we headed to the nearby candy, toy, and ice cream shops!

They had a cute area set up for pictures!


Aren’t they the cutest!?


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Andrew got a new tractor at the toy store!

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Such a funny picture!
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Day 3-Monday

Monday was Ed and Kim’s last day.


After a pancake breakfast, we headed to the Aquarium in Gatlinburg.

This is a tractor at the Pancake restaurant…

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Andrew was tired throughout the whole Aquarium, but he seemed to enjoy it.

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Crawling under the penguin house…

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We headed back to the cabin for naps and Ed and Kim headed home…

Later we went to play putt-putt! We had no idea that this particular course took you on a train ride to the top! Andrew was so happy!

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Andrew even got his own putter and ball…

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We spent the rest of our last day just relaxing and enjoying the views!

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Both of the views were from our balcony! We had such a great time!


Carrie said...

looks like y'all had a blast we played putt putt at the same place!

Great pictures

Kim and Ed said...

That last picture is GREAT! We had a fabulous time. We will definitely have to do this all again soon!

Meg said...

Glad yall had a great time! Enjoyed the pictures!!