We left Indiana at 8:30am Sunday morning, had a picnic lunch on Jellico mountain and arrived safely here Sunday afternoon. We spent the evening just hanging out at the condo and preparing for our big week! Since Sunday was our anniversary, Jonathan and I took a ride down the strip while Randy and Missy watched the kids. We were out looking for coupon books and Jonathan spotted an Elvis impersonator and just had to pull in and listen! (He even got his picture with the old man!) What a romantic anniversary evening together!
We spent the first 3 days of our week with Dolly at Dollywood! Two of the days we stayed until the park closed! (We wanted to get our money's worth!) Yesterday, we got drowned in the pouring rain. Just as we were boarding a wooden roller coaster, it let out a "gully washer" and we were in trouble! The ride was going so fast that the rain really hurt our faces as we rode! It kept raining and we finally had to just get out and walk in it. We were a beautiful sight when the day was done!
Today we spent a fortune at the Aquarium in Gatlinburg but the kids loved it! While we were standing in line, I saw Roger and Connie Fortner of the McKamey's walk by me! I should've stopped them and gotten my picture with them! :) I never did see Peg or Reuben though!
We had lunch today at No Way Jose's and I think if someone ever suggests that place to me again, I will say..."No way Jose!" :) It doesn't compare to the Mexican back home!!!
Tomorrow the guys are getting all day wristbands at the Nascar place and planning to ride go-karts until they drop! We got a taste of it on Monday and Parker loved it! He is tall enough to drive himself! (Yikes...)
We have tickets to the Dixie Stampede on Friday evening and then will return home on Saturday! Parker wants to stay for at least 10 more days!!!! :)
I have some hilarious highlights that I will share as well as some photos of our trip but am getting completely aggravated with this dial up so that will have to wait! As Angie Davis said, "I feel like I am back in the stone ages!"
Ryan's High School Graduation
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