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A Very Gatlinburg Christmas

(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 bed).

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. :-)


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