Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring Break Rewind...

Oh My!
We have been busy lately!

I guess I need to post a few rewinds to catch us up to today...

Austin had Spring Break a few weeks ago and we headed to 
Pigeon Forge with some of our friends for a relaxing week
in the mountains.

Usually you try to go somewhere warm
for Spring Break...
We found snow...

We woke up to snow on our first morning there.

It was so pretty.
The snowflakes were so big and fluffy...

There was a light dusting on the ground and on the cars,
but the roads were clear so the girls were off
to do what we love best...

The little hoot owl thought it was too cold,
but we decided to be brave...
we could pile our shopping bags over us to keep us warm!

The next morning we woke up
to even more snow!

It was so beautiful and relaxing.

The trees always look so pretty with snow
sitting on the branches.

The cars were a little more covered but the roads
were clear as could be.

After seeing the snow in the mountains,
I feel the need for a flocked Christmas Tree!

Just Beautiful...
While some went shopping again the next day,
Scott and I drove the boys through Cades Cove...
Now...if you know me, I don't like driving through
the mountains...winding roads...curves...up and down...

Once we got there and I got over my nausea...
it was amazing!

The deer were all over the place and 
were right up by the road to give us a show.

They were in every open field and around every corner...

The streams were so pretty with the snow on the banks.

Jackson was so excited to see the snow...
and throw a GIANT snowball at 
Austin and Dad!

The icicles were forming on the old buildings through the drive.

And the trees were draped in snow...
By the time we headed back to the cabin,
the sun was coming out.
Just as quickly as it fell...
it was gone again.

One more fun thing we did was visit the Titanic exhibit.
Austin is a BIG history buff and loves things like this, so this
was an activity that he requested we do on vacation.

You were not allowed to take photos inside so these
are the only shots we got...
a view from the parking lot...

And a couple from the road.
It was very interesting.
They gave each of us an actual passenger name when we
walked in and it told you the name, age, a brief history of 
the person and if they were a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class passenger.
You also found out at the end of the museum if 
you lived or died.

At one point you could step off of the steering room and 
feel an actual iceberg and they also had water that was the actual
temperature of the ocean when the ship went down...
talk about COLD!

It was very interesting and Austin had a lot of fun learning
about the details of the ship and how it was build
and how it went down.
Jackson also had a lot of fun.  We rented the little hand held
tour guides that we could listen to along the way.
The thing that was really neat about them was that 
there was a version for Austin and a version for smaller kids,
like Jackson.  They both learned a lot and we had lots of fun
as a family.

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