(In November but close enough haha)
My Mom and Step-Dad needed an escape from caring for my Papa (I know that sounds harsh but anybody who has been a caretaker knows you need a break now and again and it's not like he was left to fend for himself) and decided to travel to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for a few days and invited us along too. Sweet!
They rented this pretty sweet cabin :-D
|Looking into the living room from the loft. Kitchen is to the|
left of the pic.
|Stairs to the loft (back door to the right of pic)|
|Our room for the duration (bathroom opposite the foot of|
The cabin also had a "game room" downstairs with an air hockey table and a pool table, plus a deck with a jacuzzi. Ah yeah.
Mom had one thing she wanted to accomplish while we were there and that was to take McKayla to Dixie Stampede. I haven't been there in YEARS and never been there for their Christmas show. Let me tell you: WOW. It. Was. Ah...Maz...Ing!
After the show, a few of the horse and riders will hang around the wall for pictures and questions and you know my gal had to go pet a few horses and get our picture taken with the comedy routine guy.
After the show was over, Mom and Sonny headed back to the cabin, while John, McKayla and I headed out to cruise and check out the Christmas decorations.
The next few days were spent shopping and sight-seeing.
And we ended the get-away with a visit to see the LIVE! Bears
It was a nice escape, as all escapes should be (unless you're a criminal of course LOL!) and while I generally can't get into the Christmas Spirit before Thanksgiving, it was hard not to get excited with all the Christmas decorations. :-)