Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Keeping Up With...Family (Weekly Wrap 7/29 - 8/4 - Part 2)

If you missed part one of our TN vacation, you can read it here.  The post got too long so I decided to split it up into two parts.  I also knew this one would have a lot of pictures.

Wednesday (8/3) all of us headed to Ober Gatlinburg.  We started by taking the aerial tramway up the mountain.  It was really crowded on the ride up so I didn't really get to see much.  I did enjoy hearing about some of the houses on the mountain, including the Barbie house which is the same layout as the Barbie Dream House.  Once we got to the top of the mountain, we bought wrist bands and we off to enjoy!

The boys, Adrian and I enjoyed the maze (3 times), the water slides (too many times to count), the mini golf, the swings and the play area.  It was nice to just have the wrist bands on and not have to worry about anything.  We also rode the ski lift about half way up the mountain (Zak didn't do this) and then did the alpine slide down.  It was super fun!  Daniel was nervous to go by himself but he did great.  My brother Jon and niece Luci also joined us.

It was a great day up on the mountain, but it was hot!!  So after some funnel cake and a pretzel we headed back down in the aerial tramway.  But not before Zak pitched a fit of epic proportions.  It wasn't pretty.  Somehow I got him on the tram and right up to a window.  He and I enjoyed the trip down looking at everything.  The other side of the tram got to see some black bears but we didn't see them.

After the mountain we were all pretty wiped out so we just had dinner together and then played some board games.  We also enjoyed sno cones!  Real ones for the kids, sangria ones for the adults - yummy.  It was a really fun day!!  Here is a photo dump of some of the highlights.

Thursday (8/4) we headed into Gatlinburg with my parents and Uncle Tom.  We decided to take the trolley in because Zak was really interested in riding on it.  We walked around the main street, went into a bunch of shops, tasted a bunch of things including wine and moonshine.  The moonshine tasting was really fun!!  Then the five of us split off from the others so we could go play some mini golf and check out the Hollywood Cars museum.  It was another really fun day that is probably better shown in pictures, so once again a photo dump.

That about wraps up this weekly wrap.  I was thinking about adding Friday on to this one, but I think this is long enough.  I'll do the next weekly wrap soon.  I'm a little behind but am working on catching up, hopefully this weekend.

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