In all my excitement about my vacation, I forgot to write about 2 pretty important events that occurred this past weekend.
First, on Friday night at about 11:15 PM, my very first nephew, Benjamin Allen Tindall, was born weighing in at 6 lb 13oz! He's as precious as he can be, and if I get the OK from his Mom, I'll post a picture of him here. We are going to NJ the weekend of September 25th to meet him - I cannot wait! I can't believe I'm an aunt.
Then, on Sunday evening, my cousin Amy got married! Her wedding was absolutely beautiful - it was held at Valhalla winery on top of a mountain in Roanoke, VA. The view was spectacular, she looked absolutely gorgeous in a spanish-themed dress and veil. Everyone had an amazing time. I'd love to post pictures, but they are on my other laptop in Richmond. So I'll have to do that when I get back home.
Now, as for Day 2 in Gatlinburg - we had a blast! Truth is, we did not go to Gatlinburg yesterday - we spent the day in Pigeon Forge. First, we headed down to the Old Mill District and had breakfast at the Old Mill Restaurant. It was AMAZING! They have the best homemade biscuits I've ever had, they just melt in your mouth. You get a ton of food - homemade banana bread muffins, biscuits, grits, gravy, eggs, bacon, pancakes, and a glass of juice. We were stuffed! I want to go back, but we have another place planned for breakfast today. After breakfast, we walked around to the stores in the district - the General Store and the Pottery were really cool.
Our next stop for the day was Dollywood. I have been to Gatlinburg a couple times in my life, but this was my first time going to Dollywood. We had a great time - Scott and I aren't roller-coaster riders, so we picked a couple shows and some "moderate" rides. We are such chickens. LOL. We had a great time, and we were exhausted by the end of the day. We left about 4:30, and headed back to the cabin for some downtime before our dinner show. We had tickets for the Black Bear Jamboree that night, which is a dinner show. The food was great, and we really enjoyed the show.
Today, we are heading to the Applewood Restaurant and the Apple Barn. Then we are taking a ride into Smokey Mountain National Park, and possibly doing some horseback riding. Tonight we have another show, The Comedy Barn. Should prove to be a day full of fun once again :).
Here are a few pics from yesterday:
Klondike Katie at Dollywood:
Scott & I at Dollywood:
The Old Mill Restaurant: