Monday, May 21, 2012

|{ Time For a Vacation }|

After Jon took his exam we got to go on a little trip!! We went with our friends Katy and Clayton to Nashville, TN where we just stayed for the night.  It was really cool to see Nashville again! I love it there! The next morning we stopped at the Loveless Cafe, which we had heard about on the Food Network! It was delicious!! We got a family style breakfast and we all ate way too much!! We also took a little stop in Mt. Juliet and went to the Kroger that we used to always go to when we lived there.  It was a lot of fun!

Then we made our way to our true destination! The Smoky Mountains!! We stayed in a cabin that was up the road from Townsend, which is really close to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  The cabin was awesome!! It was up a really steep road and very secluded.  It was big and open and had lots of windows and a HOT TUB!  We stayed for only 2 nights but spent the whole time grilling, and hot tubbing, and roasting marshmallows over the fire.  There was definitely a lot of creative marshmallows! Ones filled with Reese's and bananas and all sorts of other things.  Even a banana that was filled with marshmallows and too much candy! Haha! It was a lot of fun!

We also made a stop in Pigeon Forge one afternoon and were pretty surprised by how absurdly touristy the place was!!!  It was insane!! So we picked one of the many places to play mini golf and that was a blast! The last couple of holes we were being rained on, but that was fun too! Then we stopped for some cheese-steak sandwiches and frozen yogurt.  Then we took a lovely drive up the mountain! It was gorgeous!!  We even saw the Appalachian Trail!! Such a fun trip!!

A few days after that we finally went to Cedar Point!! We've been wanting to go since we moved here and we finally just decided to do it!! So we hopped in the car, drove the 2 hours down to Ohio, and got to the park as it was opening!  It was a little chilly and cloudy and early in the season so the lines were never very long! It rocked!! We had originally planned to say the whole day but about 3 hours or so before they closed we had been on all of the rides we wanted, a few more than once, and to be honest we were kind of roller-coastered out! It was an amazing day!! The rides were fantastic and I even got the biggest snow cone of my life!!! It was the perfect way to let of some steam and just have some fun! We needed it! :)


  1. Sounds like a fun trip! I especially loved it, since my family lives in Knoxville, TN. I love going to Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. I am glad I will get to see you more often now that we are in your ward.

  2. that`s so nice! I need a holiday too!