I was away for the weekend for the annual Pigeon Forge, TN trip with my family. I was going to video all about the weekend but that would take several videos. Since I am not a patient person the uploading would be torture. SO, I will just type it up. Then post pictures. How's that???
First, I had to drive down because I get carsick. I used to be able to read, sew or work on a crossword book as a passenger when taking a road trip. No more. Since Lil O I get terribly sick when in the car as a passenger. So, I drove to TN. No biggie.
It was a bittersweet moment when we got down there. If you are familiar with Pigeon Forge then you know it's a tourist town. Outlet shopping. GO carts. Country music. Don't forget BBQ or pancake places! I think there was a pancake restaurant every 1/4 mile. I am not joking. I wonder if there is a BBQ Pancake house? I wouldn't put it past anyone to merge the two. We get down there and the places that my grandmother and great aunt like to shop at are closed. I know the economy is in the shit. I just never thought I'd see it first hand. I am sure the outlet stores are the first to go when a company is having a difficult time.
It was just sad because I have been making this yearly trip for as long as I can remember. I guess since B2's age. Maybe even younger. To see it failing in a sense was sad. It's a tradition I have come to enjoy and my kids love it. Such is life.
It was a nice trip. We just hung out by the pool. Then hung out by the pool some more. Eat. Play in the pool. Sleep. To make things more exciting my mamaw decided to crash a private par-tay in the hotel. She came up with cheese, crackers and veggies. She just went into the banquet room and helped herself. HA HA!!! She didn't realize it was a private party until after loading her plate down! HILARIOUS!!!
Then my mamaw and niece would have snoring contests. You'd be surprised how loud an eight year old can snore!! Thankfully I am a sound sleeper and didn't hear "Battle of the Bands" during the night.
I enjoyed myself. I hope that everyone did!
I know I am leaving things out. I will just write another blog if more comes to my mind.
Now, for your viewing pleasure:
Just a walking.
My three girls.
Happy Baby playing.
She's too sexy for her suit!
Lil O splashing.
Three of them are mine and two aren't.
Superdad and Niece.
B is ahead!!!
Where's the passing lane?
Heading for an off road drive.
PS. I'd like to thank the makers of Dramamine for making my ride home more enjoyable. Next time I will follow the directions and take 1/2 to 1 instead of chewing FOUR all at once. I am still stoned!!!!