Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Great Smoky Mountains were AMAZING! so much fun. I'm so glad we made the trip. Definitely worth the drive! We really want to head back in the fall!
The Southern hospitality sure paid off when it came to military discounts! We saved a bucketload of money on everything we did thanks to Kent being active duty :)
First stop- our hotel. It was in the perfect location and was the perfect hotel. Right in the heart of the Smokies- at the head of downtown Gatlinburg.
Check out the views from the pool and our room!! the mountains were so green and lush.Waterslide, pool, free breakfast, and freshly baked cookies at the front desk ALL of the time. Our kids ate their own weight in Otis Spunkmeyer cookies.
We spent A LOT of time at the waterslide and the pool. Zeb and Ike would have been happy to spend our entire vacation there. Pool time is the most exciting thing about vacations to them.
and a waterslide?! PURE HEAVEN.
She was so much fun in TN. I thought she'd be a bit of a hassle with missing naps and staying up late- but she was the best of us all. Everything just made her so happy.
Our first night there we walked downtown and checked out the shops and entertainment. And we had dinner at mellow mushroom pizza. It was really tasty and not too ridiculously expensive :)
Can you see Kent and the kiddos in this pic? I loved downtown gatlinburg. The weather in the evenings was quite lovely.
We didn't get back to the hotel until ten-thirty! the kids were troopers- but already complaining of tired legs. That complaint never ended.