Where did we go? Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
As a child I grew up going here on family vacations. I love Dollywood today as much as I did 20 years ago. The mountains are always so beautiful and the area is very family friendly. Not only did I go there as a child but I helped take care of Jay and Olivia on many Cowan Family vacations there. The memories are endless. I always talk to Ryan about my memories there and through these talks found out that he had NEVER been. I knew I had to be the one to change that!
This was in 2008 ....Jay is now 16.
Cowan Family Vacation
The weather was terrible and rained the entire weekend. We did not get to go to Dollywood but there is always another trip. However, we did make it to a couple of dinner shows, went site seeing, shopped, ate more homemade goodies than we needed to and acted like kids again by playing in an arcade all night. We did not have cell phone service for most of the trip which was actually really nice. Sometimes we need to relax, enjoy nature, and get away from all the emails, texting, and phone calls.
Ryan loves history as I have mentioned before. He also loved when the series came out about the Hatfields and McCoys. Needless to say we went to the dinner show while on our trip. It was a lot of fun and the food was DELISH!
The Apple Barn
I am sure I am leaving out some fun things that we did but you at least get a glimpse of what I remember!!
I'm off to Baton Rouge for the week for work. I hope to get another post in sometime while I am gone. After move ins of all of our residents I should be back a little more often. For now I'm giving all I can but I hope you at least enjoy that much of me!
Have a great week!