Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Days...

What a weekend! Great time seeing all those missionary "aunts" and "uncles" that had such an influential part in my younger years. It really was a good reunion. I have plenty of pictures and plenty of stories to share on some of those special people, but I'm too tired to put my words together tonight. I promise it will come later, when I truly have time to reflect on the whole experience.

As for the family vacation part, well the reunion ended at noon today. So the fam headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for some good 'ol family fun. First stop today was a great place called Wonder Works. It had everything from rock climbing, laser tag and all kinds fun hands on "science" exhibits. I think the kids thought it was great that their Grammy played laser tag with them and for the most part had a good time. Well, that is except my five year old nephew Tate, who said as we were leaving "I am NEVER coming back here!" Bless his heart, I think he was a little on the young side to enjoy everything.

Next we had dinner and I took some great pictures there too. (Which I promise to share!) We ate at the "Happy Days" diner. Loved it! IT had that good old fashion 50's feel to it. I had a good 'ol milkshake (yummy!) and one of the best burgers I've had in a while. Highly recommend the place. There were statues of Elvis, Marlyn and the Blues Brothers outside and everyone had to have their picture taken with the celebrities. It really was a fun place to eat.

Finally we made our way to the motel, tired after a long but very fun day. To end the evening, the kids and their dads hit the swimming pool. (Yes, I took pictures there too!)

So there you have it... this girl is about to call it a night. I have to be well rested for the Dollywood adventure of tomorrow. Hope my bloggy buddies are having a great week. I'm trying to read when I can, but when I get back I will certainly enjoy catching up on everything.

And yes, as you can tell, the picture marathon keeps growing...

17 comments:

Amber said...

It has been fun!!!!!!!

Excited about hanging out with Miss Parton herself tomorrow, since, ya know, we're so special and all that she is going to come right out and meet us.

And Happy Days....mmmm.mmmm.good.

whimzie said...

I'm so glad you all are having such a fun time! Tell Dolly I said hello!

christy rose said...

I love Pigeon Forge! We have been there twice. but have not been to Dollywood. We plan to go back and check it out sometime in the next couple of years. Let me know what you think about it.

Lauren said...

We honeymooned in Pigeon Forge! How wonderful - I am so glad you're having a great time!:)

Gretchen said...

Have fun with Joleen and that coat of many colors.

~*Michelle*~ said...

Sounds like an awesome time! can't wait til you share the pics. :)

Heart2Heart said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Can't wait to see all the pictures that will coming our way soon in your blog!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

mimi said...

It sounds so fun!!

Andrea said...

Blessings on your journey,
Andrea

He & Me + 3 said...

your vacation sounds so fun. I am just waiting to see all the pictures to go with the fun. Have fun in Dollyworld. How exciting.

He & Me + 3 said...

I meant dollywood...LOL That is too funny! Sorry.

Hope said...

Picture marathons are great!

Hi Mich,
I am happy to read that you are enjoying your vacation. It sounds exciting. Even thought I recently took a trip to see my mother; I really have missed not having a family trip in years! I long to have us all take a trip, which is getting less likely as the children are getting older, and having jobs and schedules of their own.

Looking forward to seeing all your photos!
♥Hope

Hope said...

Oh yes, the 50s place sounds like somewhere I would like to eat!
♥Hope

Mocha Momma said...

It looks like you are on vaca. but I have chosen you to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Drop by my blog to see why I chose you and pick it up to share with others.

have lot's of fun.
Nannette

Adeye said...

Sounds like soooo much fun :)

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Sounds like the perfect family vacation...simple pleasures and good old-fashioned fun! Can't wait to see pix!

Jim said...

Sis,
Yes, I can't wait to see the picts, too, so I can remember whatall we did! Yew shur nuf are a gud pickshur taker! Can you imagine the scrapbook this'l make? I'm gonna havto start puttin' pen to paper (that's ol' timey talk fer yew folks with them ther pcs) so I can keep on 'memberin' the good times!

Well, just 5 more hours and we'll be splittin' up and headin' our separate ways. I'm sorry to see this one end. I shore am!

Love you, Sis!
Jim-Dad