S: Pidgeon Forge, TN GLENN FAMILY VACATION July 2010
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FC: Glenn Family | Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Vacation 2010
1: We left for TN a few days early to do some sightseeing. This vacation was an opportunity for our extended family to relax with each other, go our own way during the day and then hang out together again each evening. | We saw so many interesting weapons and fun displays at the NRA Museum in Fairfax, VA. | Jack loved this old cannon. | This room has so many vintage children's items!
2: We enjoyed our self-paced tour of Luray Caverns. We each wore headphones (#1) to hear the stories of the Cavern, choosing the children's option. We looked for a fallen "tree" (3) and "scrambled eggs" (4). We also saw crystal clear water (5 & 6)--that is a reflection, not growing stalagmite. (StalaCtite grows from the Ceiling.) | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Luray Caverns Luray, VA
3: Happy 44th birthday! | We had a fantastic day at Dollywood's Splash Country water park! We didn't take the camera so I found website pictures of what we did. Jack & Mama really went down that slide! After a great day, we took Walt to Olive Garden for his 44th birthday dinner.
4: While at Knife Works, Jim's family surprised us! We didn't know they were in TN, too! Look how close we parked to each other! We all went for lunch at Olive Garden. | Surprise!
5: Views from the cabin | These were growing on some of the trees near the cabin. I was fascinated by them but we couldn't figure out what they were.
6: Jack & Walt rode go-karts while I found paradise in the form of a scrapbook store! | We checked in to the cabin then had fun as we excitedly waited for everyone to arrive.
7: The kids couldn't wait to get in the hot tub! With two decks, we had a lot of room to hang out. | Walt & Mom | Austin, Emileigh, Jack & Zack | Sydney
8: Mom, Dad, Jeff, Carol, Paula, Wendy, Teri Grace, Austin, Emileigh & Sydney chat before we went out to explore Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
9: Nicole, Nana & Sydney | Jeff & Carol | Nana & Jack | Jim, Josh, Shari & Nicole | Jack loves the jacket & hat Nana made for him!
10: Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies | Mom, Emileigh, Paula, Walt, Della Sue & Jack had a fun time seeing all the crazy, scary, fun & pretty creatures.
11: Jack wanted to see the haunted house but the sights & sounds were too scary to tour. | After several attempts, Emileigh found the courage to touch the horseshoe crab | Jack & Emileigh crawled inside a tube to see the fish
12: Dad, Jim & Josh had a great helicopter ride! Jim & Josh had an exhilarating zip line adventure with Sydney, Jeff, Carol, Austin and Zack. Jeff also took Josh's senior pics here. | Nicole, Shari, Josh, Jim | Josh & Conor | Josh & Dad | Dad | Jim & Shari
13: Jeff's family went ziplining, took in the beauty at Clingman's Dome, rode the Aerial Tramway up a mountain then rode the Alpine Slide down and had a blast on the water slide. | Sydney | Sydney | Jeff | Sydney | Carol
14: Emileigh | Zack & Austin loved zip lining! After 17 trips, they wanted to go again! While they were there, Paula & Emileigh joined Nana, Della Sue. Walt & Jack at Ripley's Aquarium. Paula also took the kids for a nice drive in the mountains in Gatlinburg National Park and went down the Alpine Slide with Nana & Jeff. | Paula | Emileigh | Zack | Austin
15: Wendy & Terry | Conor & Sydney | Teri Grace | Austin, Terry, Jim and Wendy | Wendy & Teri Grace had a nice shopping trip while Terry & Conor played golf. Conor had a lot of fun with Nana, Jeff, Sydney & Paula's family going down the Alpine Slide. Their family also toured the Titanic Museum and took a drive through the Smokies.
18: WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge | Walt, Della Sue, Sydney & Jack | This science-themed indoor amusement center has interactive exhibits and completely amazed us at every turn! We had lunch, saw a magic show and then met Jeff & Carol for dinner. | Earthquake Cafe | Hurricane Hole | Lifting our own body weight
19: We saw videos, took quizzes, made crazy body images on a light & shadow wall, made huge soap bubbles, played laser tag and wanted to try the nail bed but there was a long line. | Sydney's image
20: & friends | Austin, Josh, Nicole, Teri Grace, Jack, Zack, Emileigh, Sydney and Conor on BBQ night | Family | We are
21: Wendy organized a BBQ at the cabin her family shared with Jim's family. The kids used the hot tub, played air hockey and went to the basketball court while the adults played cards and chatted. We also had a cake to celebrate Walt's 44th birthday. | we love to play games and enjoy our friendly competitiveness | Walt & Jack | Emileigh | Jeff, Shari, Jim | Terry Austin, Jim, Wendy | Conor & Zack | Dad | Terry | Josh | Mom
23: Jeff's beautiful panoramic spliced from pictures he took at Clingman's Dome.
24: Teri Grace & Jack | Dad | View from helicopter | Jack at the spiral race track