Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 4th at The Great Smoky Mountains!

This weekend we went on a mini vacation with my parents to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It was great to finally go on a vacation with my parents. My dad never gets a take a day off, but he and Lee had Friday off so we headed out that morning. We had such a terrible time getting a place to stay since it was the 4th and we waited until the last minute to plan. My cousin's wife Wendy stayed at Hidden Mountain Resort recently so we checked it out and they had a cabin available. It was so cute and we had a great time! My dad and Jake rode go-carts, Lee, my dad and Jake rode the water Bumper Boats, and we had fun sightseeing. We went up to the pool area on the 4th to see the fireworks in town and shoot some of our own. Jake did not like them! He wanted to get in the car and ended up falling asleep. Ben liked them for a bit, but then got tired as well.

Family picture on top of the Smoky Mountains
Mom and Lee having lunch.
We stopped in the mountains on the way up for a picnic.

Now that Ben is walking, he does not stop!

The kitchen in the cabin

Outside our cabin

Lee and the boys on the screened in porch!

Papa and Ben

I love this picture of Jake on the swing!


We also went into town and the kids rode some rides. Here are Lee and Ben on the tea cups! Ben walked around and touch every single thing at this place!

Ben and Jake riding more rides

Getting ready to go!

If you click on this pic., you can see Jake a little better, but he started to slip down in the seat, so they came in early. Jake said he needed to ride them when he got bigger and that they were too fast!

Papa, Lee and Jake riding the water boats

Going to the pool


Entrance to the resort

This was a little house by the office of the resort. There was also a little stream with ceramic bears in it. Very cute! We took this as we were leaving this morning.

Snoozing on the way home

Papa and Jake on top of the Smokies


Jennifer said...

oh man looks like you guys had fun so glad you found somewhere to stay we missed you guys here!!!!
Ben is walking that is great.

Wendy said...

I am so glad you guys went. You all needed a good get away! That's cool that you could see the fireworks. Hoped you enjoyed the resort!

beth and eric said...

Looks like a FUN trip! love you guys!