Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Weekend in Gatlinburg

This past weekend was our annual girl's shopping trip to Pigeon Forge, TN. We do allow the boys to tag along they just don't get to complain about the shopping during this trip!

We went up Friday and did our usually trip to the strip that night. It wasn't too cold but cold enough for coats, gloves, hats, and hot chocolate. We did some store browsing and made our usual food stops. We always get corn dogs at Fanny Farkel's and let Max play games. We always get hot chocolate at the Donught Friar and carmel apples from Karmel Korn. It is funny how those traditions start and just stick with you over the years. Max wanted to play golf at an indoor golf course they have on the strip, so we looked in some shops while Rex took him to play.

Saturday was our big shopping day and we shopped pretty much all day long. We had our first and only bad experience at the Apple Barn and it put a kink in the day. We didn't let it keep us down, though. It was absolutely beautiful on Saturday, it was almost a shame to spend the day shopping. :) Max got tired of shopping and got his daddy to take him gooney golfing again, so he was a happy boy.

Sunday we did more shopping before we headed home. It was rainy and cold and I was ready to head home. The boys were wonderful and I put a good dent on my Christmas shopping list. All in all, it was a great weekend. It is always nice just to get away for a few days!

Max saw this where we parked on the stip and had to have his pictured made next to the scarecrow.
The boys playing games at Fanny Farkels.

Wes loves anything with a steering wheel!

Max loves anything with guns!

Wesley and Paw Paw's in front of the fountain.

We have a picture of Max when he was this age in the same old phone booth.

Max was being the reindeer pulling the sleigh!

The boys with Aunt Shia. My camera died before I could get one with me.

Max want his picture made with this scarecrow and "Pingy" at the Apple Barn.

On the way out of the resort on Sunday, we saw a baby black bear in the woods. This was the first one I had seen in a long time.

Wesley riding on a Rudolph rocking horse at Cracker Barrell.

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