Monday, January 19, 2009

Making Memories

We had the best time this weekend!

A while back, the Harrisons asked us if we'd like to join them in Gatlinburg in January. We weren't sure if we'd all be able to line up sitters, but I'm so glad we did! No kids = a much needed break!!

Gatlinburg wasn't very crowded when we arrived on Thursday. By Saturday there were more people there, but it was definitely the least crowded I have ever seen it. It was also VERY, VERY cold!! It was hard to even walk outside for long!

Thursday night we got a bite to eat and then went back to the cabin for some game time - puzzles for the ladies, Wii for them men!

Friday we went to a place called Adventure Quest in Pigeon Forge. They had a mirror maze that we didn't really think would be that great, but it turned out to be so much fun!! It was really long and actually was kind of difficult. You had to put on plastic gloves to go in, which seemed strange to us in the beginning, but after going through, we knew why!! You couldn't walk without putting your hands out and touching the mirrors! We also played a game of putt-putt there and a laser course where you dodge the beams and they time you. I'd definitely recommend this place - all of this was only $15 per person!
We stopped at the Skydiving place afterwards where Brandon debated on trying it, but decided against it. We watched some others fly around in this strange tunnel inside the building. There was a hallway swirling around it that went all the way to the top and we peeped through the windows into the tunnel. It looked fun but also kind of scary!

We headed back to Gatlinburg to walk the streets and do a little shopping. Michael and I really wanted some peanut butter fudge!! About 2 seconds out of the car, we were doubting whether this was a good idea!! It was so, so cold!!! We had to stop in every other store just to keep from freezing! When we found this, we knew it was time to head home!!

After dinner at Bennett's BBQ, we went back to the cabin for some Catch Phrase!!Friday we headed to the outlets for most of the afternoon to shop our hearts out! It's much easier when you have no kids to take care of! We then went to find Sum M some taffy to pick out of a bucket :), and to play a game of laser tag. After dinner at TGIFriday's we headed home to play Phase 10 and watch the new Batman movie.Sunday we headed home, but not before we stopped by the Apple Barn for breakfast and some shopping! What a great weekend...thanks Brad & Tracy for inviting us!!! We'll have to do it again!


Stacy said...

I'm glad everyone had a great time!!! If the fountain was froze I think it's time to be inside. The Apple Barn is so yummy. We have never ate breakfast before. Might have to try it when we go in June.

Jennifer said...

Looks like y'all had a ball... I love couple weekend trips like that, family time is good too but couple time is fun... We are going valetines weekend and I hope it is not that cold then...yikes..

Misty said...

I LOVE the applebarn for dinner & breakfast!!! My favorite place!
Looks like ya'll had a blast.

Summer Martin said...

Thanks for posting so I can use your pictures and post on my blog. We did have a great time and I can't wait to do it again. Hopefully not to soon but not to far away either:)

Leigh said...

Oh, man! How fun! Looks like y'all had a blast. What great memories and great friends.

Leigh :)

April said...

I'm so jealous!! I'm glad you guys had a great time!

Sophie Morand said...

Looks like a lot of fun. It is awesome that you all get along so well, men and women.

Tracy said...

Look! I'm commenting! THanks all for going! Had too much fun, too much food, too much cold, and too little sleep! WOuldn't trade it for anything!

Tracy said...

Hey! Where is the couple pic of Brad and I? Oh yeah, we would have had to stand next to each other. I forgot!