Monday, September 22, 2008

Took a Little Break and Went to Dollywood

We took off for 3 days and went to Pigeon Forge, TN. On Friday we arrived and went to zillions of outlet stores. (It probably felt that way to hubby) On Fri. evening we went to a family oriented show. Saturday we were up bright and early to enter Dollywood. Friends of ours asked us to go and had 4 free tickets. Can't beat that! The weather could not have been better in those Smokey Mnts. It was just gorgeous.

This is an area in the park, I wish the pic was better. The flowers everywhere were beautiful and Fall decorations were everywhere. I've never seen so many corn stalks in one day. The whole town had them lining the streets. Very pretty.

On a street corner before entering the park.

This is an section of the park that had some shops and eateries.

They had a variety of things cooking and the aromas were leading the way.
This pig was cooking most of the day, with coals burning underneath. It takes a while that way.
I couldn't pass up a carmel apple in the sweet shop. (They are a weekness of mine) At least the apple is good for you, right?
The kid in me still loves a train ride and they have quite a train. It seats over 600 people and takes you on a lengthy ride. ALL ABOARD! Here we go.

A shot of the train as we rounded the bend.

We went to see the old Grist Mill, which is in operation, and our friends bought some fresh ground grits while we were there.

This is an very old machine that separates the chaff from the wheat.
A waterfall in the park

A busy bee that hubby caught just as he was working on a flower.
I hope you enjoyed the ride. I might post more this week. Thanks for stopping!


Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I have to tell you. I am so jealous. I would love to be there in the fall. We have been there a couple times. But, with my husbands line of work it's always in the winter. I absolutely loved this post!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how fun! I wish I could just transport myself if only for a moment.

Shannon said...

I've never been here but this looks so fun! It looks like ya'll went at the perfect time of year! I saw Dolly on Ellen yesterday. She is so funny! :)

ceekay said...

You didn't tell me you were going Outlet shopping...whatcha get???

Charlotte said...

Sounds like you had a fun day. I would love to go there someday. Thanks for posting all the pictures. It was very enjoyable.

duchess said...

What a nice trip. I'm hoping we can get over there sometime soon.

That pig freaks me out. I'm not used to seeing my food with it's head still attached.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That looks like a fun place, pretty too! Some of our kids were there recently, but we didn't hear (or see) any details. Thanks for sharing!


Nancy said...

Oh, I can't believe it! You was at my back door. We live 45 mins from dollywood. It's one of my favorite places to go this time of the year! Glad you had a great time! Nancy