Each year over President's Day weekend my family gets together in Pigeon Forge for a nice long weekend of relaxing, eating good food, shopping and having fun! The weather was SO unbelievably nice during our stay which was so refreshing! We normally freeze as we venture out during the day/night but it was so so warm we went without coats for the most part. We had such a FUN time!! It's weird that we are out of the toddler stage and it really hits you as you travel for vacation. No diaper bags, no strollers, no pacifiers, no wipes, just Adam and I and the kids. It feels like we are at the beginning of a new chapter of being able to get out and about and experience new things with a whole new level of easy. 7 and 5 is so much fun!
We had a big, yummy shrimp boil!
These next few are random off my cell phone.
This is how our 5 year old went antiquing hahaha We get to shop and he's content playing a game. I consider that a win.
This is what antiquing will do to you after a while!
My days are getting mixed up but I'm pretty sure this was on Sunday. Autumn came with us shopping at the outlet and after a couple of hours there, we stopped at Burger King to eat a late lunch. Adalyn had had a tooth dangling for a couple of days that really needed to be pulled. After we were finished eating, Autumn suggested she stick her tooth down into her straw and she would move the cup really fast and see if it would fall out that way. Well, after about 2 tries, the tooth flew out and we heard it land on the table. We were all laughing so hard!
After shopping at the outlets and eating lunch, we went over to The Island and walked around. I know I already mentioned how nice the weather was but oh my goodness! Warm weather like we experienced in the middle of February in the Smoky Mountains is pretty much unheard of. It was glorious!
Landon LOVES going in this superhero store. We make sure to pop in every year we go.
And this is what this one did while we looked at superheroes.
What we decided to do next was so unbelievably fun (and a little nerve wracking!)- we can't wait to do it again!
I attached the link so you can learn more about the rope course but we chose to brave the Sky Trail Explorer Course. (They have a kid option as well for little ones!) It was so fun and challenging! Once we started going, I honestly wasn't sure if Landon would be able to do it as some of the courses were hard for us, but I want you to know he did every single thing we did! He and Adalyn had so much fun and we were on this course for over an hour! We had to store our phones and purses away before starting so once Autumn was down, she grabbed my phone and snapped some pictures and video. We kept telling Landon he was like Spider-man as we climbed and zip lined our way to the top of this thing. We decided to pay $5.00 extra to "free fall" at the end. I'm not sure I can post it here, but the video Autumn captured of Landon coming down and shooting his "web" is just precious. He took the part of being Spider-man very seriously! haha
I can't remember which day we did the Alpine Coaster but this is a must for us each year, too. Only this time, we did it twice! We all did it during the day and then came back late one night after dinner and did it again. Such a thrill! We love it!
It was another fun weekend with family in the mountains. Cannot wait for next year!