Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Our Trip to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg!

Last month, to celebrate our 4 year anniversary, we went to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! It was about a 10 hour drive and Dylan did extremely well during the looooong drive. We listened to audio books, played peek-a-boo, made weird faces to stay awake (Kevin did), and finally reached our destination!






We stood in a cozy cabin located in Pigeon Forge. The furniture was all wooden and rustic . . . we loved it!




There were various spots where you could get out of your car and look around in route to Gatlinburg from Pigeon Forge.





The scenery in Tennessee was beautiful! We went to the top of the Space Needle and had a great view.









We drove 20 miles up the mountains to Cades Cove. There were various areas where you could get out of your car and take pictures and explore.












One thing is for sure, we did plenty of walking on this trip! Can you spot the deer?









That's a bear in the distance!
On our way up to Cades Cove we spotted an area where people were swimming in the creek so we decided to stop on our way back down. Dylan loved the water even though it was freezing cold!





I saw a big rock in the middle of the water and had the bright idea to take Dylan there to take a photo . . . . the rocks in the creek were slippery and I fell in!










On the way down from Cades Cove we also stopped when we saw a sign that said Laurel Falls. Little did we know we had to walk 2 miles just to see the Falls. The pathway was small and to make things worse there was a sign that said many kids deaths have occured from falling off the path! We also left Dylan's stroller in the car so Kevin carried him on the way up and I did on the way down! It seemed liked forever but we finally made it and boy was it worth it!



The next day we took the tramway to Ober Gatlinburg (a ski resort and amusement park).







Once there, we rode the ski lift all the way to the top to a great viewpoint.



Dylan was able to ride most of the rides with us so that was awesome!
























Our favorite was riding the ski lift up the mountain and sliding down in a toboggan!

















That same day, Kevin went ziplining for the first time while Dylan & I watched from the parking lot! He enjoyed it!





The last day, we went to the Titanic Museum and the Dixie Stampede but wasn't able to take any pictures inside. :( Inside the Titanic we were able to touch an iceberg and feel how cold the water actually was!










Before we knew it, it was time to go home. We really had a good time and plan on going again with more people so we can go to DollyWood!