Saturday, May 22, 2010

Smokey Mountains Vacation

Travel Pictures

The Alamo Steak House had FANTASTIC food! Their steaks were incredible and Dd#1 had a Southwest Chicken Wrap that was FABULOUS! We ate there for lunch and had a 15% discount from a coupon book we got at the Pigeon Forge Walmart. For 6 people, we spent $60 on lunch, not including tip. It was WORTH IT!

We ate breakfasts in the cabin and dinners and ate out for lunches.

The Red Rooster had the BEST breakfasts!! Mad Dog Creamery had the most incredible ice cream!!One thing we had a hard time accomodating was planning our eating times. Leaving enough time on the trails to get back to the car and drive through town, then choose a restaurant and wait for the food -- we were STARVING most of the time. There was almost no place to park in Gatlinburg (for free) and everyone just walked the parkway. That didn't work so well for us. We wanted to save our energy for hiking...not getting from our car and back when we wanted to stop somewhere.

The kids LOVED doing THE TRACK - they had mini golf with zoo statues, go karts, bumper boats, and a kiddie land.
1.3 mile hike up a paved path to Laurel Falls.
The elevation change was 400 ft and we took Ds#5 in a stroller. It was a LOT of work! The falls were cool (figuratively and literally) but not worth the effort in my book. It was REALLY neat that Dave could take the kids for a rock climb down and up the falls. Ds#4 had a REALLY hard time minding and when Ds#3 got ahead of Dave, Ds#4 just followed suit. Dave was not happy!
"Thank you, Sissy, for giving me your sweatshirt to make me warm!"
Prettiest view in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky & Tennessee!

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