Monday, October 26, 2009

Our little vacation to the mountains...

Ty, Nathan and I took off on our first "official" family vacation! We left Prattville Thursday morning and headed to Pigeon Forge. October is such a beautiful month with the leaves changing and the air nice and cool. I was so excited to get to go! Apparently, other people had the same idea.. there were SOOOOO many people there!! We stayed up late Thursday swimming in the heated pool at the hotel and slept through breakfast Friday. We then ventured into downtown Gatlinburg (a 10 mile drive that took about an hour!) to hit the #1 rated Aquarium. It was a very nice place and Nathan loved seeing all the different kinds of fish. After the aquarium we spent several hours just walking around seeing all the different shops and eating some marvelous yummies. Staying up late again Friday night caused us to miss breakfast Saturday morning too. Saturday was "my day" to spend and what better way than at the Old Mill district. It's such a neat area.. my favorite around. We had lunch and hit all the little shops, watching them make candy and pottery and seeing all sorts of beautiful artwork. We had lunch and dinner at the Old Mill restaurant. =) If you have never been ~ go!! It's DIVINE!! The corn chowder and corn fritters are off the chain! Saturday night we played putt-putt. Talk about fun! Ty and I haven't played in so long and it was nice to be taken aback. We played some arcade games and went out for ice cream. Saturday night we didn't stay up as late because we knew Sunday was the drive home. Nathan slept horrible that night. He kept waking up crying and saying it was time to get up so we didn't miss breakfast!! He was determined weren't going to miss it for the 3rd time in a row! HA!! We took him to eat at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Yum! Apple Fritters!! We began the venture home along with all our souveniers and the extra 20 lbs we gained! =) Enjoy the pictures ~










9 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, there were some heart memories made for sure :) soooo glad you were able to get away for a bit!!

AmandaDickens said...

Long time no blog. Happy to see that you are back on blogging and and even happier to she that you have a great trip. Hope everything else is going well for you.

Jenny said...

Great pictures! I'm jealous...we're hoping to go next fall. Love you and hope Nathan recovers soon!

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Nancy said...

It was so good seeing all of you yesterday! I'm doing a post on the little ones of little ones I've watched grow up and would love to include Nathan and Miss Jamieson. Could you do an updated post and include some fall photos, maybe with them around pumpkins, etc? I would use one or two of your photos and then link back to your blog. Look forward to seeing what you can do!!! Besides, Jamie isn't even on here, girl!