We went to Gatlinburg two weeks ago with the big kids and left H at home. It was a hard decision and she was very missed (especially by me), but I think we were able to do a lot more without her being with us. I doubt Harper would have made it by the pool for six hours straight:) Our kids are fishies and would have spent the whole week at the pool and been thrilled!!! But instead....we spent a lot of money we didn't need to on some of these attractions-
Dollywood- complete bummer! I already did a separate post on this day so I won't say anymore
Magiquest- Kevin thought it looked neat on the website and he enjoyed it. The kids and I.....not so much.
Glow in the Dark Pirate Golf- First time for kids to play Putt Putt and they enjoyed it. Score:)
Mirror Maze- Only lasted a few minutes but was pretty neat.
Wonderworks Museum- we had been here before so had decided not to do it again. We really wanted to take the kids somewhere that they would enjoy and Turner was only 18 months the last time we went. Praise the Lord!! We stayed 3 hours and they enjoyed it!
We also ate at Fudruckers, Gatti's Pizza, Salsarita's, Applebees, Mel's Diner, and the Blue Moose. Applebees was not on the agenda but we were greeted with a flat when we got to our van one night. Luckily there was a restaurant within walking distance and Kevin got the van fixed the next morning. We did a little shopping, stayed up late every night, and actually slept in every morning!!! I think we all slept till 9 twice while we were there. At home Turner has never slept that late!
We stayed at Governor's Crossing Resort which we loved and would recommend to anyone. It was a great week and it was nice to be able to spend quality time with Maddie and Turner. They did great on the car ride there and back. I did buy them a bunch of surprises to keep them entertained and filled their backpacks before we left. On the way home we met Nonna in Jackson to get baby H. Were we all glad to see her:) I am so thankful we were able to take them on vacation and am looking forward to our annual Kentucky trip in a few weeks. They love Kentucky:)