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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 more thing from Dollywood

We saw this wagon and thought it must be the original minivan concept.
In a pinch, it'd get the job done.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pigeon Forge Vacation - Everywhere Else

Between our two days at Dollywood, we headed to Ripley's Aquarium where we encountered to standard aquarium fare. It was a lot of fun...especially the penguin tubes and the interactive fish tanks.
The kids admiring one of the many "Walls o' Fish"
"Inside" a fish tank
Deep Seas with Eve
I'm not sure what she was looking at or what she was thinking about, but this is a classic cute Cate pose
When you stand (or lay down) on this trout it shakes so, Jonah had to try it out
More interested in their reflections than in the penguins
In the Penguin Tube
The family at the falls
A little Smokies adventure
Eve's theory of perpetual motion
A little more serenity
And some more
It was a wonderful vacation

Pigeon Forge Vacation - Dollywood

Over Spring Break, we went on an actual family vacation. Normally, when we vacate, we head to familiar locations, visit familiar people, and do familiar things. Not so this time around.
We headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and took in Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, some sights in the Smokies, and a little around town in Pigeon Forge.
We had a blast.
The kids' most favorite part about the whole adventure was...the hotel. They are still asking us if we can go back to the hotel. A close second was the Carousel at Dollywood. So, that is where we begin.
Cate loved the horses
Eve couldn't stop smiling...
...same for Jonah
"Cinderella" the Steam Engine
Back to the Carousel - Mommy and Daughters
Daddy and Son
Cate behind the wheel
Eve is The Distracted Driver
Trying out the drums
They were amazing on these "low ropes" obstacles
Luckily, the kids are still too young to be embarrassed by their parents
Let the duckies roll
And we're done...
...that is, we're done after one more Carousel ride
Yep...Cate's tall enough
So's Eve
Jonah too