Since Jack will be in the throes of a new job around F's bday, we decided to take the trip now, while he has a few days off. So, here are some of our favorite's from this trip.
On the entire drive down, the thunderstorms were insane. Upon finally pulling into Pigeon Forge, we decided to eat dinner at Chik-fil-a because of the indoor play area. While we were ordered, the power went out (quickly resumed), then rain started pouring through the seams of the windows where we were sitting so we had to move.
Turns out, the older boys were too big for the playplace. They were mad I wouldn't let them break the rules and play anyway.
Got to the hotel, watched some killer Majide, and drifted off. Headed to DW the next morning and plowed through the rides. The lines were great--almost no waiting the whole day--except waiting out the storm in the candy store...and waiting in the toy store for the rain to stop so we could...get on the water rides. And waiting in line for the tree to be cleared off the log ride, once the storm passed. Turns out the water ride lines are even shorter when it is gloomy and people are wet from the rain. All the better for us!
Other than the hour we stirred during the storm, it was a great day (although I'm not sure how I-the only one not in a suit-got the most wet on River Battle and River Rampage...). Lots of rides, yummy food, everyone in good spirits, and fun times had by all. Glad C could join us. Although, now everyone wants to bring a friend along next time. Not sure I am ready for that quite yet.