Last weekend my dad, sister and I went to North Carolina to visit my mom’s grave site. Since it’s such a long trip, we headed over to Tennessee for a couple days to relax, and ended up in Pigeon Forge (good call Tiff!). They had so many cool things down there to see, and we didn’t do most of them, but we drove around like the tourists we were and took a bunch of pictures I would LOVE to plan an actual vacation with Elijah to go down there, because there is a TON of things to do. In any case, here are a few of my favorite pics from the main drag in Pigeon Forge.
There were a TON of dinner shows down there, but the two coolest looking buildings, were the Hatfield and McCoys and Titanic.
The Wax Museum was pretty neat looking (from the outside anyways)
And there was a really cool ‘amusement park for the mind’ that I bet Elijah would love to explore
We headed over to Gatlinburg for a few hours and did the touristy thing too. My favorite part? Riding up the side of a mountain on a ski lift, to see the view. As much as my dad and I are afraid of heights, we took the plunge and we were so not disappointed!
These pictures do no justice. Tennessee is beautiful. The view was stunning. It was sweet sweet serenity.
Our last stop of the night was The Island. We didn’t stay long because we had been out all day, but a friend recommended we go (thanks Robin!!) and I’m really glad we did! They have these fountains that change colors and dance with the music, much like the Bellagio in Vegas, but on a much smaller scale, and this amazing Ferris wheel in the background. By the time we got there it was almost dark, and I’m so glad it was. The lights were way cooler
And this guy here… I didn’t know he was real. He stands absolutely still, even if people talk to him, get in his face, and by off chance, grab his face (which happened while we were there). He is very good at being still.
While it was a short getaway, I’m so glad we went. I am looking forward to planning another trip down with Elijah and getting to do some really fun things. The place is amazing. And man, are people nice in the south!