June 21, 2010


We were supposed to go to the Gulf Coast for vacation this year but...well, you know.
So we ended up heading to Gatlinburg instead and actually I am so glad we did! It was GREAT!!!

First Stop, Miniature Golf.

We found a super fun miniature golf course where you start off taking a little train up to the top of the course, this was especially fun for baby bear~

Can't help but start with this shot. Crash dummies. While it looked totally creepy it did make me feel like they take safety seriously.
We took a ride on the REAL train.

 was an absolute blast for all of us. 
We enjoyed racing each other down this big FAST slide:

The park just seemed sooooo safe that even I felt comfortable enough to try this one!
Yup, that little speck in the middle of the slide is me. Can you say water up the nose at the end?

The crowds were GREAT, just us in this shot.

HORSEBACK RIDING was another highlight. Everyone except baby bear rode their own horse, many for the very first time! It was one of the most peaceful experiences in my life and it really reignited my love for nature and being outdoors.
Finally, on a horse all by herself. A dream come true.

As we started crossing Walden Creek, butterflies seemed to come out of thin air, they were everywhere! If you click on the picture to blow it up, perhaps you can spot a few.

This man. Such a trooper. He rode while balancing baby bear, the backpack and even still managed to VIDEO TAPE the ride. Amazing.


mustangkayla on June 21, 2010 at 11:12 AM said...

Sounds and looks like a fabulous vacation! What a neat place to visit!

bakscrap on June 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM said...

Looks like fun was had by all. Gatlinburg was one of the first trips we took when my older kids were little. It was fun. We didn't go to Dollywood, but I'm tthinking maybe we should have. I think it must have been around 1992 or 1993. Can't wait to see your layouts of the trip.

Suzanne on June 21, 2010 at 10:06 PM said...

Aww, looks like a wonderful vacay! Although you wouldn't catch me dead on that water slide! LOL Great pics, thanks for sharing them! :-)

Joan on June 26, 2010 at 9:21 PM said...

Looks like you all had a blast!! What great pictures; they will make wonderful layouts. Loved the crash dummies pic!

Betty Anne on June 27, 2010 at 1:57 PM said...

Looks like you had a fantastic vacation and now you will have tons of great pictures and memories to scrap.

Tara on June 30, 2010 at 12:26 PM said...

Kristie, such beautiful photos. You have inspired me, I now want to go to Dollywood. Txxx

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