S: Family Vacation in Tennessee - August 2011
BC: The End
FC: Family Vacation in Tennessee August 2011
1: International Teen Talent Competition August 2 - 6, 2011 Cleveland, TN
2: International Teen Talent took place in Cleveland, TN on the campus of Lee University and at the church. | We left home on Wednesday, August 3rd and drove to Charleston, WV where we spent the night. We usually drive right through Charleston on our way to Virginia, so it was fun stopping there for the night. We arrived in Cleveland, TN on Thursday.
4: In the warm up room.... | We played a trick on David while we were in the warm up room. He was supposed to be watching Rachel, but she came back to our room without knowing it. Rachel hid behind the piano and when we asked him where Rachel was he started to freak out. It was so funny!
5: Wait, who was supposed to be getting ready to perform, Becca or David??
6: The woodwind competition took place on Friday in the main sanctuary of the church. This is the stage where she performed. | Friday, August 5, 2011 | Friday, August 5, 2011
7: Becca looked beautiful and did an AWESOME job performing. She played the song "He Is Exalted/Great is the Lord".
8: Teen Talent's version of the game "Wipeout." It was held in one of the gyms on the Lee University campus. It was really fun to watch!
9: It was VERY loud in the gym. Rachel had fun screaming at the top of her lungs!!
10: The Awards Ceremony | The Awards Ceremony | The Awards Ceremony
11: Saturday, August 6th | Kim, Jeff, Mikayla & Jacob were there with their church. Mikayla's drama team performed earlier in the week.
12: "...In 1st place, from Ohio...." | Becca with our State Youth Director, Pat Wright.
13: "...BECCA BRYAN, Parma Park Church of God!" | Becca didn't think she was going to win. She was so shocked when they called her name!
14: On Sunday, August 7th we went to visit Chris' friend Carla and her family. Chris and Carla went to the same church when he lived in Maryland.
15: We also went to see the famous "Chattanooga Choo-Choo". Our hotel was in Chattanooga. | We didn't stay here long. It was VERY hot and humid.
16: More fun at the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo".
18: Gatlinburg, TN August 7 - 11, 2011 | We left Cleveland, TN on Sunday, August 7th and drove to Gatlinburg. We stayed at the Hilton hotel "The Park Vista". It was right on the side of a mountain and had a great view of Gatlinburg and the mountains. | Standing in the lobby of the hotel looking straight up.
19: Views from our room. | Downtown Gatlinburg by day..............and night. | Views from our room.
21: Becca and David couldn't wait to go to MagiQuest. They went in 2009 when we were in Myrtle Beach and they were really looking forward to continuing their "quests". When we were packing for the trip at home they couldn't find their wands and were getting worried. They eventually found them. | Rachel didn't participate in any quests, but she had lots of fun running around, having her picture taken, and helping Becca & Dave. | Monday, August 8th | Monday, August 8th
22: Does Tinkerbell shop here?? | Becca working on a quest.
23: We caught Rachel trying to steal some jewels from a treasure chest!
24: Rachel posing like a model and actually looking at the camera!
25: Strike a pose! | Rachel LOVES mirrors because she likes to look at herself in them and sing or dance or pose. She loved this room at MagiQuest!
26: Tuesday, August 9th
27: We spent several hours having fun inside WONDERWORKS. There were tons of hands on exhibits and things to try.
31: In the evening on Tuesday, August 9th we went to Dollywood. We we went back on Wednesday and spent the whole day there.
32: Rachel feeding the ducks with Dad at Dollywood.
33: Train ride on the Dollywood Express!
34: This was the pool at our hotel. It had 2 levels, a hot tub, and 2 water slides. | Thursday, August 11th | Thursday, August 11th
36: Putt Putt at Ripley's Old McDonald's Farm Mini-Golf in Sevierville, TN
38: On Friday, August 12th we left Tennessee and drove to Virginia so we could attend Lauren & Jason's wedding shower on Saturday. We went home on Sunday, August 14th.