Friday, May 7, 2010

Girls' Eat,Sleep,Laugh and Eat Some More Gatlinburg Trip

Hello, Blog Friends. I have been missing from Blogging, because I've been on a fun trip with my good friends from my exercise class. We went to the Smoky Mountains. One of my fav places!
We left early on Friday morning. We even beat the sun coming up.

Here we are enjoying breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Me(on left, Pat, Cynthia and Jan)

This was my yummy breakfast. The first of many meals to come while on this trip. :)

Here's Jan and Pat relaxing on the rocking chairs, with their shopping goodies from the gift shop.

Guess what! I won $10 big ole dollars from the Power Ball Lottery. Yippee!

Lunch Saturday at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. I highly recommend this place!

They are famous for their corn chowder and apple fritters!

Here are the bathroom divas. They had never heard of this idea before (thanks, Sheila :),
and thought it was such a fun idea.

Some pretty flowers at the near by local shops.

Then we went to the Spa! Ahhhhhhhh! Relaxing massages and mani and pedicures! Isn't it in a cute building???

Front porch of the spa right after our visit. Don't we look relaxed?

Time to eat again????? You're kidding. :)

Sunday, we were good girls, and went to a local church. Then time to eat at the "Apple Farm". More apple fritters with apple butter.

This place is called "The Christmas Place" in Pigeon Forge.
It stays decorated for Christmas all year, and it's beautiful. This is the lobby.
All the rooms are decorated for Christmas, too. And they all have Christmas trees.

I liked how they even decorated the lamps with bows. I think I'm going to use this idea.

Another view of the pretty lobby. Our guide (to the right) was named "Toy Soldier"

Jan and Pat hamming it up for the camera by the icy, cold mountain stream.

Time to go home :( :( . Our last meal at "The Pancake House". We are all wearing our souvenier tee shirts.
I thought it was interesting that even though we bought the shirts at the same shop, we all chose different styles and colors.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the pictures of the trip.


Linda said...

That looks like such fun and such good food!! Thanks for sharing with us. Now I want some apple fritters!!

Carolyn said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Have a great weekend,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That looks like such a fun trip! Hubby and I were there about 10 years ago when our 2 youngest were 9. Course we spent a lot of time at the amusements to keep them happy. It would be fun to go back just as grownups. The spa part sounded heavenly!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I did enjoy your pictures of the looked to be having so much fun...we try to go at least once a year...haven't tryed a spa...that sounded sooooooooooo good.God Bless Trish

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

It looks like you all had such fun together.

PS -- You probably should have called it your Apple Fritter Weekend!

Annesphamily said...

Hi D! What a fun trip you had! Come join me soon! I have a great teapot giveaway over at my place! I hear you like those coffee magnets! Come visit me, we can talk! Anne

P.S. the teapots can hold coffee too!

Rettabug said...

I was wondering where you were, D!! What a nice idea for a get-away. My little sis has been there but I have not.
All those apple fritters look scrumptious! Your exercise class will have to do overtime this week. LOL

Kerrie said...

Wonderful and inspiring!

Mary said...

What a great time you must have had. I really like your blog and will be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Jackie said...

You gals are all so cute together. I am so glad I found your blog, it makes me smile. :-)