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Blogging Through the Alphabet: F is for Fun (and Family)

on April 26, 2013

Blogging Through the Alphabet

 

Well it’s been a busy but fun last few days!  Yesterday, we returned to Ohio from our vacation in Tennessee.  The last time I was in TN was when my mom was carrying me – so I didn’t remember much!  (if you didn’t get that humor, I apologize).  It was beautiful and overwhelming at the same time.  Pigeon Forge had a lot to do and we arrived about 4p.m. on Sunday afternoon and stayed until Thursday morning.  We had a great hotel suite at a Microtel Inn and Suites, it was clean and we had two queen beds and a pull out couch.  Our only real complaint was the free breakfast which was the same everyday – sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, cold cereal, juice, milk and coffee.

 

Welcome to Tennessee – sorry about the van antennae.

 

We had a whole list of things to do – our first night we did the Prehistoric dinosaur ride, which was a bit expensive but it was so much fun!  Then we had dinner at IHOP – the service was horrible, even the food wasn’t good (this is the IHOP you’ll come to first as you enter Pigeon Forge before entering Gatlinburg).  After dinner we went to the dinosaur ride, of which we were the only ones riding – which made it so nice and then we went back to the hotel to re-group and figure out what to do on Monday morning.

 

Entrance to the Prehistoric dinosaur ride.

 

A large cross on the side of the road that we saw at our last pit stop after entering Tennessee.

 

So it’s been a fun week – we went to several Ripley’s attractions, ate at some restaurants that aren’t in our area at home, saw some beautiful and also back woods areas.  For the most part, all three children were very well behaved in the van (even if we had some issues once we arrived) during the very long drive to Tennessee.  We got away from the stresses of hubby’s job, our schooling, and life in general and just got to enjoy one another.  Our kind neighbor watched our two dogs and two guinea pigs – because while the hotel allowed animals, it’s not a vacation IMHO if you have to take your animals with you.

 

I’ll be sharing some more pictures and thoughts of our vacation over the next few days – hey it gives, you and I, both a break from the reviews!  As well as some pictures from the 5K I walked the Saturday before we left (not such a great idea!).  So F is for Fun and family – and with that I’ll leave you with a beautiful picture I took:

 

In Tennessee going down the interstate with some mountains far off in the distance, it was a beautiful and scenic drive.

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One response to “Blogging Through the Alphabet: F is for Fun (and Family)

  1. […] about the delay in posting more pictures!  If you read my Blogging Through the Alphabet post you’ve already seen some pictures and read about our vacation to Tennessee.  I was […]

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