Life seems to get bogged down with the routine of work, school, practices and chore work and it becomes a necessity from time to time to recharge and get away from it all. So two weeks ago we took the kiddos for a much needed vacation to Tennessee. Jeff and I went there on our honeymoon 18 years ago and we were excited to go back this time with the kids. I will break it down from what we did day to day so you can all see all the fun they had.
Tuesday: Headed out at 6 am for a 8 hour car ride! Praise the Lord Maddy got in the car and slept until 10 along with the kids and I snoozing also. She took another short nap after lunch until we arrived making it a very pleasant ride on the way down.
We got there an hour before we could check into our cabin. We wanted to take them to the Apple Barn as that was one of the places we remembered we went to 18 years ago. So we headed there first.
|Here's a picture of Jeff 18 years ago at the Apple Barn.|
|Here we are 18 years later in the same spot! We never imagined then we would be back with so many little blessings.|
|Time to check into the cabin. We were able to find a cabin with three stories so the kiddos would have plenty of room to run off their energy and have a fun time hanging out.|
|Checking out the cabin with dad.|
After getting settled we headed back into Pigeon Forge. I had heard about this ride called the Alpine Coaster that takes you through the mountain. Jeff, Liv and Josh all went and had a blast. They would highly recommend it!
|Next that evening we headed over to The Island at Pigeon Forge. It had this amazing fountain that was synchronized to music and at night lights up.|
|We spent quite a bit of time watching it and just relaxing after a long day in the car. |
|Daddy thought ice cream would be a good treat to have while enjoying it. Maddy really likes hers!|
|18 years later! I love this man more than ever. So blessed to be married to such a great guy!|