We enjoyed the sun and grilled some steaks and enjoyed a fabulous dinner! I think it's good we don't live closer to Tammy and Dad because I would weigh 1,000 pounds from all the great food she makes! She is from Wisconsin, like we are, and everything tastes better with CHEESE!
My dad and Tammy live on Parrot Mountain, right up from Dollywood, and the view is fabulous. Excuse the person in front, and you can see what I mean.
We also did a little peanut slingshot. Travis enjoyed this game too. He quickly learned that the smaller peanuts are better for the slingshots.
I even got into the action. Do you like the face? Justin doesn't know what to think of me... To give me credit, you try using a slingshot holding a baby!
Our big adventure (before Justin got sick and we had to take him to the Walk in Clinic) was to go to the Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton's dinner show. Now that is pronounced, Staaaampede, with a little southern drawl. I am not sure you can say it without the drawl. It doesn't sound right. So the theater has the center ring for the rodeo, and they do a little show pitting the South against the North, contests like pig races, lumberjack tree climbing, chuck wagon races, etc. A lot of audience participation too. It was so fun, Travis didn't eat much of his dinner. That's okay, we just took it home to the coons! And Justin ate so much of mine that I had to nibble on Travis'! Dinner was served "cowboy style" with no utensils. So we drank our soup, and then pulled apart our little chickens and ate corn on the cob. Dessert was apple turnovers. And lots of sweet tea to wash it down. Dinner was very good truly. At the end we visited with one of the riders in the show and her horse, Shorty. Now our rocking horse at home is called Shorty and Travis brushes it with my hair brush. Too cute!
While we were there, Justin started doing his version of the "cheese" face. Not sure what's up with that...
We also got to visit Nate at college, eat some fabulous food, and of course do lots of hanging out in the cabin. I am sure there's lots I have forgotten! It was such a great trip and my dad and Tammy enjoyed visiting with the boys. I am sure we will be back this summer! The weather turned by the time we left and we drove out to head back to the airport in the snow! Isn't weather interesting? And beautiful!