Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mountain Vacation Day 1

We drove up to Gatlinburg Thursday night when I got off of work. Unfortunately we had a flat tire so we didn't actually get there until like 2 am. Poor Ryan, he was exhausted! I'm thankful though he never ask me to drive. I hate driving!

We got ip Friday morning and headed to Ober Gatlinburg. We rode the tram up the mountain. The kids loved the view and got a little nervous when the tram would start shaking!

We went snow tubing which was a lot of fun! Tanner especially loved it.

The first time we dropped down the hill it was so fun hearing their screams!

We dressed them really warm and there were thankfully no complaints of being cold!

Ryleigh got tired of snow tubing about an hour into it. So Ryan and her took a break to get some cookies and hot chocolate while they watched me and Tanner. Tanner wanted to try snowboarding/skiing and we briefly talked about it but decided we didn't really have the time to do it the right way so they would love it (ski school). So we are going to wait until we can take them for real. Because as bad as Gatlinburg wants to be a "ski mountain" it really is kinda a sad excuse for one.

After snow tubing we grabbed some lunch and headed to go ice skating. I already knew there was no way I would be able to do it so just the 3 of them did.

Ryleigh was surprisingly good at it. We really thought Tanner would be way better than her because she's not very coordinated! (Bless her heart!)

Tanner really just liked to sit on his butt and be pushed around!

We did a few other things in Ober Gatlinburg like the alpine slide, animal encounter and shopping.

That afternoon we went back to the hotel room and took a nap while Ryan went and got the tire fixed. We stayed at a hotel that was literally right in the middle of the main strip in Gatlinburg. Which was nice because we just walked everywhere. That night we went and ate at Crawdaddys and just hung out in downtown Gatlinburg.

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