April 19, 2010

I'm Back With A Vacation Re-cap!

You probably didn't even know I was gone, but its not your fault because who can keep up with my absenses vs. vacation...lol...However, I was on vacation and it was so major and relaxing! However, like with all things, it had to come to an end:( So we're back in Georgia doing our normal thing of work with play, when we can...

To re-cap about our 3 full days in Gatlinburg, we had BEAUTIFUL weather minus the crowds of tourists for spring break. Life couldn't have been sweeter! Our first night we just settled in, went to the grocery store for yummy snacks and make it up as we go meals, then hit the liquor store for some seductive tasting wine, Mmmm...That, paired with the hot tub and the fresh night mountain air, spelled heaven our first evening.

The first full day wasn't that eventful, but it was nice! We slept in until 10:00 then headed into a neighboring town to buy hubby's birthday gift; Verizon's new rugged phone the Brigade...I was able to upgrade the day before and decided on the Droid Eris. I couldn't be happier with my choice! But moving on...Traffic was INSANE the whole day so we didn't get to move around much. However, R and I decided that a day inside the cabin was fitting so that's exactly what we did! We had a pool table which was perfect. So with yummy sushi near by, cream soda in chilled glasses, and some good tunes on, we shot the breeze over several games of pool...Might I add that I won the very first game...Ha! My victory grin:)

The 2nd day, our big adventure was white water rafting! Neither R or I have been so this was something fun to share together for the first time. Take a look!

This was so much fun... We had class 3 and 4 rapids, but by the end we were craving bigger ones! This was a three hour activity that whipped my butt. All that beautiful sunshine and water sure made for a lazy me on the drive home...That evening we decided not to brave the local eatery's and grilled juicy steaks instead...Exhibit A-

Day 3 I was bound and determined to get out and do the tourist thing even though masses of people were out...Ripley's has taken over Gatlinburg with an aquarium, museum, 2 mini golf courses, a haunted house and a mirror maze. We did them all thanks to a very generous military discount of 80 percent! The haunted house was my first. I'm sure my husband was completely embarrassed as I squawked, squealed and screamed the entire way and I'm also sure that the kid in front of me wasn't appreciative of my fingers digging holes in his shoulders...What do you think?? Later, we drove the very steep 3 miles up to Ober Gatlinburg where we went ice skating, and ate a yummy lunch complete with the best tea I've had in years!

We also threw in some go-karting, home made fudge and the new movie "Clash Of The Titans" in there somewhere:) Not to mention, our last night I took the husband to a really nice steak dinner to celebrate his promotion. I about cried when our waiter told us that we had no check to pick up...Apparently the table next to us had paid our entire LARGE bill after over hearing R was in the military and the reason we were out for the evening...They never even said hello or made their selves known...So, to whoever you are, my husband and I felt your gesture and appreciation deep in our hearts and want to thank you!
Well, that about sums it up! I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter week as well and are enjoying this awesome weather!!! My next post will be all about my BIG news, I promise!


  1. I got goosebumps reading about the kind gesture by your fellow diners. That's so wonderful! Glad you had a great vacation!!

  2. Awesome! The white water rafting looked fun and I'd really like to try it sometime! Oh, and Columbus... OHIO!? I live in Ohio!


  3. Can't wait to hear you're big news! looks like an awesome vacation! :)

  4. What an amazing vacation! Loved the pics!

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful time!! I'm sorry we missed each other by a few days down there. Maybe next time!

    I can't wait to hear your big news and if you tell me your pcs'ing to where I'm moving I'm going to squeal with excitement!!!!

  6. Your trip sounds fantastic!! So glad you had a great time :) You two deserve it!

  7. I just found your blog and I LOVE it! I can't wait to read more. I'm glad you had a nice vacation!


  8. I just tried to comment and nothing showed up so I apologize if you get this message twice! I just wanted to tell you that I just found your blog and love it and can't wait to read more. Glad you had such a nice vacation!

    Star Spangled Stockings

  9. Love the pictures!



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