December '09 PB&J Adventures
26, 2009 thru January 3, 2010 -
Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Area
While visiting the area, the Tribe had
quite a few adventures including two visits to Dollywood. Daddy did not
take the cameras to Dollywood, so the pictures you see will be from his
Blackberry and the cameras on the rides. For more information on our
Dollywood visit, read Lee Thomas' review below.
Going to Dollywood -
By Lee Thomas Richardson
Then my grandmother came down with 4 other presents. I got back excited. When I opened it there was another piece of paper that said that we're going to get to go to the Aquarium of the Smokies. Later that day I went up to my grandparents and they gave us a piece of paper that said we get to go to Dollywood!
Around 6 o'clock people started coming over including Cal. He opened the two presents (Dollywood and Aquarium tickets). I think he was surprised but glad.
The next day Cal came over and we left. He was only there with us for two days. It took around 2-4 hours to get there but we drew, read, and played games the way. When we got there it was already dark so we went to bed. The next day I half yelled and half whispered, “We're going to Dollywood!!” When everyone woke up and got their warm clothes on we took off!
We got there and didn't know where to start. First, we decided to go drive The Rockin' Roadway. When we got off we went to this place that sold corn dogs and tater swirls. The corn dogs were around 1 foot in length. The tater swirls that I got, I thought that they were awesome! When we finished we went to the County Fair. There were a whole bunch of games and rides. Including: The Dizzy Disc, The Flying Elephants, Lemon Twist, Scrambler, Sky Rider, Shooting Star, and VegiTales Sideshow Spin.
After that we worked ourselves up the hill, we got to see bald eagles! Then we got back up to another roller coaster called “Blazing Fury”. The best part was that you got to get wet! Right behind the roller coaster was another one! (I rode this one before and it was my first loop ride so I really wanted to ride this again)When we rode it, I think it was better than last time! They took our picture during the ride and when we were done we got to see the pictures of us. Heath and Cal tied for most goofiest. We went back down, went to a cafe, we ordered, and when we sat down there was a man that looks just like Santa Clause. He noticed and came over to talk to us. He was nice but he left and so did we. Heath, Daddy, Cal, and I went up to Timber Canyon which has two roller coasters Mystery Mine, and Thunderhead. While Lainey and John Micah went back to the County Fair.
We stopped right
in front of the Mystery Mine and I felt a little scared. Cal said that Heath
would be able to ride it because he SAID that he rode when he was little,
but you actually had to be 48 inches tall to ride it. Anyway Heath was tall
enough. When we rode it was AWESOME!!! For the contest Heath was the
funniest, Cal was in second , I was in second, and my dad was in last. I was
in last because the air was pushing down on my face that's what made me look
funny. Then the Thunderhead this one was non-stop it would not slow down
like the rest it just kept going! The picture on this one, Heath looked the
funniest again. Cal and I knew when the picture was coming so we smiled. My
Dad's picture is not kid appropriate so I shouldn't explain it.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Gatlinburg, Tennessee - December 28,
video on YouTube!
5, 2009 -
Museum, Cartersville, Georgia
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