Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gatlinburg Vacation 2008

We took our first-ever vacation to the Smokies this month. It was awesome! Our days were filled with fellowship with good friends, a day at Dollywood, delicious food at the Apple Barn restaurant, shopping at the outlets(That was just me, of course), riding go-karts, playing mini-golf, attending a show at the Comedy Barn( They had Emily up on the stage during part of the show. Needless to say, she freaked out and ran and jumped off the 4ft high stage. It was definitely a show stopper!), bear sightings at Cade's Cove, white-water rafting, and many happy moments hanging out at the cabin.
Our cabin was beautiful! I think I'm ready to go back--tomorrow!
Doesn't this look inviting?
Paul, Sarah, and the kids came to the cabin and spent a day with us after visiting Memaw. We had several pots of coffee and plenty of "rocking chair" time on the back porch. The bonus is we almost got all the problems of the world solved. Thanks for coming, guys!
The girls have to stick together. Jessica and Emily

Best buds-----Josh and Paul
Our dear friends, the Bollig family, drove over from Bryson City and spent the day with us. We have known them since residency days. Some friendships are just made to last! We took the kids to Ober Gatlinburg. In the winter it is a ski resort and an amusement park in the summer. The alpine slide and the ice skating kept everyone happy. Robbynne and I remained the faithful cheerleaders through it all.
Are we having fun yet?
Here's Ben trying to help Emily learn to skate. I think the "Princess" was more into looking cute for the camera!
Emily tried to milk this cow statue at Old McDonald's Mini Golf. Trust me, an 18-hole course was a little bit too much for a five year old attention span.
Having fun at Dollywood!

Playing in the creek at Cade's Cove


David said...

Thank you ,Heidi, I enjoyed the pictures. That cabin is more like a castle in the woods. It looks like that was the perfect vacation.

Rusty said...

Thanks for the great update and pics. It looks like you all had a great time. The cabin was awesome. Call me sometime.
Love, June

Robert said...

Hey Heidi,

Will you adopt us? The Steins are all pining (some are just whining) to see you again. Looks like you guys had a great time. I'm so glad. You needed time to unwind and be refreshed.

Tamra said...

Looks fun!

Brittany said...

That SOOO makes me wanna go back! Oh, and that's no "cabin" - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Holdens said...

We had such a good weekend with you guys..What memories we made! Love you!

Ronda said...

Enjoyed your vacation pictures...Your cabin was beautiful!! Gatlinburg is one of my very favorite places to visit! Sounds like you made wonderful family memories! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. :) Hope that you are doing well...

Marcus and Julie said...

Looks like you guys had alot of fun!! We really enjoyed going there for a little vacation before Marcus left and we plan to go back when he gets back!! I love that place!!
Hope that everything is going good with your family!!

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