Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Yesterday we went into Pigeon Forge. I have to be honest. It was one of the worst towns I have ever been to. I was expecting it to be like Gatlinburg. It was nothing like it. It was shore town meets mountain town. I didn't take too many pictures here. I really hope Nashville isn't like this. I will be so disappointed. They do have a really cool Titanic museum. We tried to go into it but the wait was too long. We did eat at the Dixie Stampede. Oh my Gosh!  We had a pre show before dinner. You are in one big room with drinks and listen to a trio play. They were really good. It was blue grass/country Tenn music. Loved it! When they were done we moved to the arena. The food was fabulous! Your meal consisted of creamy veggie soup, cheesy biscuit, a whole little chicken, a piece of pork loin, half a potato,corn on the cob and apple turnover for dessert. I never ate so much before in my life. LOL. There was a catch for dinner. NO SILVERWARE! You eat with your hands. The weirdest thing ever. The show was fabulous. Tornado and S were asked to be a part of the show. They won their horse foot race. It was so funny to see those two riding a horse on a stick. The Dixie Stampede is a very pricey place to eat but worth every penny. The only thing I was disappointed with is I didn't get to meet Dolly. LOL.

Dixie's stable
See the bird on the sign

A western store so cute

Look closely the building is upside down


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday's fun

Monday we didn't do much. It was the first day we spent the whole day at the campground. The kids were playing in the creek behind our campsite when we realized there was a frog sitting on the rock the whole time. I'm not even sure if he noticed us either. Bubby got to do the thing he has asked to do since we got here. The water slide! Yes, the campground has its own waterside. 500 feet. He went down one time and that was it. He kept saying "I go to the pool now". Poor thing. The pool is really nice and clean! The girls spent a lot of time laying out. I think it's starting to get to them having their belly's pierced. Staying out of water for two weeks is hard. Esp when you are on vacation. We also drove thru/around the great Smokey National Park. The sights were unbelievable. I'm not sure what is on tap today. We have been talking about going to Pigeon Forge today so we will see. Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday's adventures

Setting up on Saturday

This is the house that's behind us. I thought it was the cutest thing

Weird place for fireworks

On the road to downtown Gaitlinburg

Almost there

I couldn't imagine what the view is like here

If you look closely you can see several houses on the hill.

Getting closer to the "city"

The weirdest intersection 

We didn't go down this road yet. 

Look at the huge houses on the hill!

Bubby not looking at the camera

Ripley's Aquarium

Bubby was so happy to see this Duck

He thought we came all this way just to see Ducks

Mama and her babies

The first Kev and the girls went to

The bathrooms were just as scary as the house

Stores that opened up to this courtyard 

If you look closely it looks like cracks in the building

Forrest Gump's restaurant and gift shop

The 2nd they went into

I thought this was the coolest Burger King

Yes the sign says "Do not touch" I couldn't keep him from touching it.
The car was just his size no wonder he thought it was his

Another little shopping area off the main street

I thought they were the neatest things

Tornado's dream come true...meeting the blue M&M

Oh wait maybe it was Foo Foo's dream come true

Bubba Gump's shrimp

She looks a little too happy hugging that Shrimp

The guys dream come true

Mini golf on the hill