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Images from Macy’s Pink Pig, Pigeon Forge, & More

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Thirty-six images from last November:

Cherokee & Bryson City, Day 3

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We all slept in this morning. When we got up we had breakfast and then got ready to go to Bryson City to ride The Polar Express. We spent the afternoon checking out the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad’s train museum and neighboring areas. We had a great pizza on the deck of a restaurant our bellman suggested. And, boy, was he right—they had great pizza. After lunch Max enjoyed playing on a real caboose on display in the middle of town.

Next was the event we’d all been waiting for, our ride on The Polar Express. Right before boarding the train Max got his picture taken with the big man himself, Santa. Max was so cute and had to go back to tell Santa about a bike he wants. Once on The Polar Express things didn’t go as planned. Our lil’ buddy was tired and overwhelmed. He had great trouble sitting in his seat, but he loved singing and visiting with Santa on board. They had some really cute touches like punching the golden ticket and serving hot chocolate and cookies. The Polar Express took us to the North Pole and that’s where Santa boarded the train. Santa gave every child a beautiful silver bell. Max had a hard time keeping his in his hand. It kept falling on the floor. Once we got off the train, Max said he had a great time. Jaddie and I looked at each other and couldn’t believe our ears. We thought it was stressful due to his behavior.

Not long after getting to the van our lil’ Polar Express passenger was fast asleep. We were glad to get a little silence in our night!

We’re so glad to be home. It’s fun to travel, but it’s always great to come back home.

Cherokee & Pigeon Forge, Day 2

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After getting up and going we headed over the mountain to Pigeon Forge for a day of fun. And, boy, did we have fun! On the ride over the mountain we got to see snow. We couldn’t believe it. The ride was fun also because we got to see the mountain in a different way. We’re used to see it with fall-colored leaves, but this time of year the leaves are gone.

Once we got to Pigeon Forge it was lunchtime, so we headed to our favorite restaurant, The Old Mill. We couldn’t believe they had no wait. We’ve never had that happen. Lunch was great, and then we headed to the adjacent park for some photos. They had it decorated beautifully for Christmas.

Our next stop was The Track. We had a lot of fun riding go-carts, bumper cars, and many other fun rides. We spent more than three hours having fun at The Track.

Another stop we made was the Christmas Village. We were hoping to see Santa, but he was busy at the North Pole for the day. We enjoyed the Village’s many beautiful decorations.

After the Christmas Village we inquired about the night trolley to see Pigeon Forge’s holiday lights. We found that they were sold out for a couple of hours, so we walked to the Old Mill District for some ice cream. That’s when we got a big surprise. We saw Max’s classmate, Meghan, and her family. We all were so surprised to see each other so far from home. Max and Meghan played for a while. They were riding the trolley for the holiday lights tour, so we went back and asked to be put on standby. We were so excited to make it on the tour. Our tour was nice and gave us a lot of nifty information about Pigeon Forge. We also saw a lot of beautiful lights.

Before heading back over the mountain, we had dinner at Fuddruckers. Then we struck out for the hour-long ride back to our hotel room.

We’re all tired and ready for a good night’s rest.

Cherokee, Day 1

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We’re writing the blog tonight from Cherokee, North Carolina. We headed to Cherokee after packing up this morning. The trip took about three hours. We stopped in Clayton for lunch. Max enjoyed A Chipmunks Christmas looping for the whole trip.

When we got to our hotel in Cherokee, Harrah’s, we got settled in and then headed to their indoor, heated pool. Max and I got in and Daddy hung out on the side and took pictures. Max and I really enjoyed the pool. We swam for about an hour-and-a-half.

From the pool we headed to the bath, and then to dinner. We ate at one on the restaurants at Harrah’s, Brio’s Italian Grille. The food was good.

We’re all tired and ready to head to bed.