July 4th Weekend in Pigeon Forge

We took a long weekend for Independence Day and spent it in Pigeon Forge.  We didn’t have anything big planned really, we just wanted to spend some quality time together and relax.  We stayed Thursday through Sunday and it was wonderful.  A very much needed break for us all.

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I was packing and walking back and forth making sure I hadn’t forgotten anything and I found Rylan passed out.  Such. A. Little. Man.PhotoGrid_1435797964709

I had Zumba Wednesday night burned 440 calories.  When I got back home I still had a bunch of energy so I did another workout and burned 318 calories.  I’m doing my best to stick to this.  It’s hard but it makes me feel so much better!20150702_095802

Rylan slept with us Wednesday night.  Jason had to run into the office for a bit and I was up cleaning and loading the car so he was able to sleep in.  Milo (our Manx cat) loves to cuddle and took advantage of Rylan sleeping in.  He cuddled with him for hours.  He’s the sweetest cat!  Rylan just loves him!  And check out that bed hair!20150702_165358

We made a pit stop by Hobby Town and both boys got new toys.  Rylan loaded up on Hot Wheels and Jason got a new Quadcopter.PhotoGrid_1435958974208

When we got to our hotel room it was time to lounge around!  Let me tell ya, this kid knows how to lounge!  20150703_191002

Friday morning we headed out to Tanger Outlet.  I found some great deals at the Under Armor Outlet.  3 pairs of capri pants & 4 pairs of socks 40% off.  2 Tanks $12.95 each and a hair ties $4.19 for a pack of 6.  None of us were really in a shopping mood so after that we decided to go for lunch.  They now have a Panda Express in Pigeon Forge so we ate there.

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After lunch we weren’t sure what to get into so we just drove.  We finally decided on the Titanic exhibit they have.  I’m glad we did.  It was great!  Jason and I both thought it would be kind of cheesy but we weren’t sure.  It turned out great though.  We went to a Titanic exhibit in Vegas a few years ago (located in the MGM Grand) and we both thought this one was better.

They had a man there that had actually seen the Titanic wreckage in a submarine.  His name is Lowell Lytle and he has lived a very interesting life.  I loved listening to him.

He is a gifted storyteller and he has a great testimony too!

20150703_153045I made sure to work out while I was gone both on Friday and Saturday.  The gym didn’t have a recumbent bike so I had to settle for an elliptical.  They aren’t my favorite but the beat the “dreadmill” any day.  I also brought my own free weights and my Zumba soundtrack.

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As soon as you get these two together it as if Wrestlemania descends upon you!  haha  I love it! 20150704_124621

 

We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe and it was delicious as usual.  I had to get this picture of Rylan…it was too cute!  No, we don’t let hm put his feet on the table but I caught this pic and it was just too good.PhotoGrid_1436068389998

Saturday night we watched the fireworks.  We didn’t have to leave the hotel parking lot so that was nice.  Rylan was completely enamored by them!20150704_213805

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Sunday we came back home.  In the midst of packing I look over and see this little guy hanging out watching cartoons in Daddy’s suitcase!

We had a great time but as always it never lasts long enough.  I love spending time with my precious family.signature