Dec 15, 2017

Holiday in Gatlinburg

As soon as school was out for the holidays, we hopped a plane to Gatlinburg for some R&R!  The big kids had a pajama day the last half day of school, so they actually flew in their jammies, and I have never received so many compliments on their outfits.  It actually got to be pretty funny, considering they were dressed so inappropriately, but they were comfy and everyone loved it.  Corinne loved snacking and iPadding on the plane...
What kind of temperatures do you prefer for your waterfall hikes?  We like the 20's to start out...
The front porch of our "den"...
We had a great hike in spite of the low temps, and warmed up by the time we reached our destination...









Although it was still a tad chilly...






After attending a wedding for one of Damon's high school buddies, we continued the family fun with Dollywood...
I think Grandma Tonie should join this union...
One of the kids' favorite parts of the condo...hot tubbing with the parents!
Strutting their stuff on stage at the Comedy Barn...
If you visit Gatlinburg, do not miss the comedy barn.  The guy with ping pong balls in his mouth will test your urinary continence, trust me...
But obviously the cutest performers were the Pourciau children...
Back to Dollywood for more thrills the next day...






On stage at the Hatfield and McCoy's Dinner Feud...


We did ride the mountain coaster, but this was taken on a fake mountain coaster at the bottom of the mountain.  Perhaps we should have saved our money...it looks like they may have enjoyed this one more...
Damon tested out some new mattresses...
And of course we had to work in some more hot tub time...
Hopefully we can return to the Great Smoky Mountains when they are a little warmer!

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