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Back from Pigeon Forge, Grandpa’s 67th Birthday

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Max, Mimi, Grandpa, Aunt Mary, and Uncle Buddy returned to Buford this evening. Today was Grandpa’s sixty-seventh birthday and we had a little dinner for him when he arrived. Max made a card for Grandpa, and it was all his idea to do so.

Max was glad to be home, but he had a great time in Pigeon Forge. They rode go-carts several times and spent a lot of time in the pool.

Mama’s away from home tonight for a sleep study, so Max, Marlie, George, and I will miss her.

Max is watching a Thomas & Friends video as I write this, but we’re about to turn in for the night.

In Pigeon Forge with Mimi, Grandpa, Aunt Mary, & Uncle Buddy

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Max is in Pigeon Forge with Mimi, Grandpa, Aunt Mary, and Uncle Buddy. He rode go-carts this morning and stayed at the pool this afternoon.

They’ll be coming home tomorrow, which is Grandpa’s sixty-seventh birthday, and Mama and I are looking forward to seeing them.

Mama and I enjoyed a very easy day. I hardly moved from the sofa and Mama spent the first part of the day shopping and stayed at home this afternoon and evening. I went to my Weight Watchers meeting and was surprised to learn I’d lost three pounds. I had about five slices of cheesecake on the Fourth and figured it was going to beat me up on the scale today.

Off to Pigeon Forge with Mimi, Grandpa, Aunt Mary, & Uncle Buddy

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Max got up early this morning to head to Pigeon Forge with Mimi, Grandpa, Aunt Mary, and Uncle Buddy. They had a good trip and have spent most of the day in the pool. When I spoke with Max this evening he said he’d been working on his cannonballs. They were headed back to the pool when I spoke with them at 9:30 pm. I could tell he was having a ball. We miss him already.

(Thank you, Jeanie, for letting us know our blog dates were messed up. Thanks to you, we learned we’d deleted our entry for June 26. Because that was just last Thursday, Jaddie and I were able to put our heads together to create the entry.)

Pigeon Forge, Day 3 of 3

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This morning we got up and headed out for some pictures of the beautiful outdoor fall sets in Pigeon Forge. Max was a good boy and smiled for us. I think we got some good pictures. After pictures we grabbed some breakfast before going to the room to get packed up. Everyone pitched in so the packing process was quick.

Before leaving Pigeon Forge we stopped at Fast Tracks to ride the go-carts. Max wanted to stop there because they had it decorated in red, white, and blue like the US flag. We enjoyed a few go-cart rides before leaving. When we left we stopped at Dixie Stampede for pictures. We always get Max’s picture there.

We really enjoyed the ride over the mountain. When we got to Cherokee we stopped for me to snap a few pictures for school. We study the Cherokees in second grade.

Max and I took a nap on the ride home while Daddy navigated our van back to Buford. Grandpa was at our house to greet us. He took Max to Mrs Mary’s to give her the picture we got her of the Titanic.

Max is hanging his hat with Mimi and Grandpa tonight. We’ll miss our lil’ ball of energy.

Pigeon Forge, Day 2 of 3

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Max and I got up early and headed to Home Depot here in Pigeon Forge to make a fire safety plane. They also gave every kid a free LEGO mini-build fire safety truck. We were so excited. When we got back we three got ready for the Titanic Museum. We got a bit of a surprise when heading in: no cameras. This was a big disappointment! But we had a great time in the museum. When we boarded Titanic we got boarding passes of actual Titanic passengers. At the end of the tour we found out the fate of our passengers. Max and my passengers were survivors but Daddy wasn’t so lucky. While in the museum we got to see a lot Titanic artifacts. We also got to steer the ship, touch an iceberg, walk up the famous staircase, and sit in a lifeboat. Another amazing thing we got to do is stick our hand in the twenty-eight-degree (F) water, just like the night of sinking of the Titanic. We really enjoyed the museum.

When we left the museum we went to Fuddrucker’s for lunch and then came back to the room for a nap. Max never went to sleep but rested and watched Tom and Jerry. I’ve had a sinus headache for most of the day, so resting was much needed.

This afternoon Max and I went to ride the go-carts again. We also got to ride the bumper boats. The weather has been so hot for most of the day, so we didn’t stay long. When we got back to the room we watched Georgia-Tennessee SEC football game. And what a game it was! We’re so glad Georgia pulled it out in overtime.

Tonight we three went to The Comedy Barn for a show. The show was so funny, but Max was super-wiggly. This made it difficult at times to focus on the show. Max did a lot of laughing and even got to go up on the stage. He loved it.

We’re all very tired. It’s been a busy day. We didn’t get many pictures. We have a few picture we want to take before leaving tomorrow, though.

Pigeon Forge, Day 1 of 3

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When we got up this morning we headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We had a nice and easy ride and we seemed to get here pretty fast. Max enjoyed his iPad for most of the trip—until its battery died. As soon as it died Max asked, “Dad, can I have your iPhone?”

We really enjoyed our ride over the mountain from Cherokee to Pigeon Forge. We saw the beautiful fall leaves. There were also a lot of leaves falling while we were driving. Fall is our favorite season so this made us very happy.

When we got to Pigeon Forge we headed to The Old Mill Restaurant for lunch. Yummy! After lunch we headed to our motel and, to our surprise, we can see the Titanic Museum from our window. That was a very sweet surprise! This afternoon we all enjoyed a nap before heading to The Track to ride go-carts. Max and I rode together and he even got to drive one by himself. We also enjoyed bumper cars and a lot of other rides. We had a lot of fun!

We had dinner and now we are resting up for a big day tomorrow. Fun times.

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

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Thirty-six images from last November:

Images from Last October’s Trip to Pigeon Forge

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Thirty-three uplifting images from last fall’s trip to Pigeon Forge:

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.

Pigeon Forge, Day 4; Back Home

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Though we had fun in Pigeon Forge, it’s great to be back home. Max was irritable yesterday afternoon, but his mood improved when the rain stopped and the attractions reopened. We were rained out this morning, so we left our hotel and headed home. We’ve enjoyed good luck with weather during our vacations, and this is the first time I remember being held back because of inclement weather.

As we drove from Pigeon Forge to Cherokee, we noticed that the temperature had fallen to 42°F’too cool for the T-shirt, shorts, and sandals I was wearing.

Just a few minutes into our ride home, Max fell asleep, so he didn’t get to see the beautiful vistas between Pigeon Forge and Cherokee on our way up there or coming home.

Max slept for more than three hours on our way home. We stopped at Jaemor Farms to get a few pumpkins, and the little fellow was excited about that. Pumpkins have been on Baybay’s mind for weeks.

Once we made it back to Buford, we took him to Granny’s so Mama and I could, in peace, unload the van and put everything back in its place.

He and Mama are getting their baths as I write this, and then we’re going to hit the hay so we can get tomorrow started on the right foot.