Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gatlinburg Go Carts

When we were getting ready to leave Grandma and Grandpa's house this year I said to Adrian, "Let's go home through Gatlinburg and let the kids play."

Or maybe he had the idea and said, "Let's go home through Pigeon Forge and stop at the Great Smoky Mountain Knifeworks."

Either way we decided that the other one was brilliant so we said bye bye beach and hello mountains.

After a quick stop at the welcome center we headed to the knife works. Any of you that know Harrison know that he has a thing for knives. And swords. He really likes swords. We (or should I say HE) found some amazing items (including a walking stick that pulls out and has a sword hidden inside. Just like Mr. Steed has on the Avengers!!!). So after the purchases were made we headed back to the car. I have to admit I was already gettting grumpy and tired. And it was about 5 in the afternoon. Anyway...

Then we did some voting on what people wanted to do. Laser tag, go-carts and mini golf won.

Waiting to ride the Go-Carts

The double cars. Luckily we had just the right assortment of ages and sizes. Ella and Molly were not tall enough to ride by themselves, but to ride in a double car the driver had to be at least 16. I know, I could have driven one of them, but, well, they wanted to have fun! I do not drive fun. I have a hard time even going the speed limit. I would have been terrified in one of those things. I couldn't even watch them on the turns!
Ella and AdrianRachel and HarrisonLucyMolly and WilliamLucy
Harrison and Rachel
"Want to do it again????"Creepy picture from the blacklight mini golf
The next morning we went to Cades Cove. Adrian and I have been and seen black bears and baby black bears. So cute. We were so tired that we didn't get there until midday. No bears out in the hot hot sun. Be we sure had fun!


Mother Goose said...

gosh, i love family vacays that turn into another vacay!

Alice Wills Gold said...

Oh I love Gatlinburg...even without going to Knifeworks there are so many choices of entertainment.

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