Well, I can’t believe a week is over already and it is time to go home. (Well, actually, we are already on our way and just crossed into Kentucky.)
But, by the time you get this, we will be at a hotel somewhere for he night.
We had a lot of fun. But let me start where I left off.
The last blog entry you should have received was about Ober Gatlinburg. Well, after Ober, we had to rush down the street (actually, quite a few streets) to get back to the Aquarium so we could catch the Blue trolley back to the City Hall Park and Ride and then drive over to Pigeon Forge for the Dixie Stampede.
The Dixie Stampede was a lot of fun, the food was fantastic as usual, and Riley just loved the horses.
It was funny actually. Just before the show started everyone went to use the restroom, except for Amy, myself and Riley. Well, just as everyone else got back, I decided I should make a trip so I don’t miss the show. Just before I came out the show started and as I got near our seats I could here Riley asking (well, yelling), “Where’s Daddy? He is missing the horses!”
We all had fun, cheering and ‘STAMPEDEing” our side. (Everytime the host yells “STAMPEDE” you have to stamp your feet on the ground, since your hands and mouths may be too full to clap and yell.)
We were on the north side. It’s north against south. And they have some audience participation. There is also no silverware for your food. You drink your soup out of a bowl that has a handle and your drink out of a mason jar.
And yes, for those of you who know me well, I picked the chicken off the bone all by myself. We had a roasted game hen/chicken thing.
After that, we went to the cabin to relax.
The next day we took a leisurely pace and headed down to Gatlinburg for some shopping and just whatever.
We split from Amy and Courtney and the rest of us did some shopping and visited the Star Cars Museum for the boys. They enjoyed seeing all the cars from movies and races.
We stopped at Aunt Mahalia’s candy Shop for last minute treats. You can see their site here.
We then headed back to the cabint o pack up and get ready for the road.
And that is where we are now.