8/14/08

Gatlinburg Adventure!


Kristina: We are back from our latest adventure and it is good to be home! We had a wonderful time with Jeff's family and it was so good to see everyone and I enjoyed getting to know them all a little better. Gatlinburg was a neat little town to visit and where we stayed worked out perfectly for each family. The grounds were beautiful with lush landscaping and tall green trees. It was a nice change from our brown desert landscape we see here everyday! Some of the fun outings we had included dinner with the entire family we were there with, a night out at the Dixie Stampede, hiking to a waterfall in Smoky Mountain National Park (I wasn't sure I would make it!), riding the tram up the Ober Gatlinburg which offered us wonderful views of the city and then the rest of the family (not me... I watched Josh and the purses!) enjoyed the Alpine Slide up at the top, we enjoyed breakfast at the Pancake Pantry, mini-golf (my favorite course ever I must say!), touring through downtown Gatlinburg, and many late nights enjoying the company of Jeff's cousins and playing games in the game rooms we had in our cabins. We had pool tables, Ms. PacMan, air hockey, foosball, Wii... It was quite the week!

Once we checked out there, we headed to Atlanta to visit with my friends, Heather, Dave, and their two little girls, Claudia and Juliette. Jeff got to see and catch his very first firefly! It was a momentous occasion! :-) We really enjoyed our time there and it gave us some valuable insight to parenting a 3 and 1 year old. Life's going to be busy the next few years! We only stayed for one night but itworked perfectly and gave us time to enjoy a nice dinner & breakfast, courtesy of Chef Dave, and an afternoon at the park watching the girls play. It was a great way to end our vacation!