Saturday, July 11, 2009

Vacation - Part 2

The next day we started out not knowing what we were going to do. But that is the great thing about vacation. It doesn't have to be planned out, you can do what you want, when you want and change your mind as often as you want. Oh, I wish everyday were vacation!

So as we drove down the main highway in Pigeon Forge, we saw something that just looked so cool. Elevated go cart tracks. Never seen anything like it before in my life, but I had to ride. And I knew McKayla would love it too!

Here are Dustin and McKayla getting ready to take off.
This is the big hill you come down, oh my, it was so much fun!
This is them cresting the top of the hill, McKayla smiled the entire way, for each ride. Dustin took her for a ride around the tracks and so did I. (You don't think I'd sit this out, do you?)
Here is an overall shot of the track. The track spirals upward to come down a big hill with a hump in the middle. We learned that this was not the only elevated go cart track in Pigeon Forge, so we gave all of them a test run. Everytime, too, that we would drive past one, McKayla would beg to go.

Next, after a couple of go cart rides, McKayla wanted to ride the train. She has been fascinated with them for a while and this was her first ride ever.

As you can see, she wasn't disappointed.

Landon seemed to enjoy himself, too, safely tucked in Dustin's arms.

Next, she wanted to fly the planes. I'm not sure she knew what to think, especially when it got off the ground. She mostly leaned over, watching the center of the ride and the other planes.

McKayla spotted the carousel and wanted a ride. You may recall from the previous post that she had her first ever carousel ride at the restaurant the previous night. Landon again, didn't care too much to ride on the horse by himself.

Next, McKayla rode a swinging boat...

And Landon passed out...

We went back to the hotel for the kids to take a nap. Since the kids were going to be down for a couple of hours, Dustin took off to one of the local golf courses. I think his golf clubs were the first thing he packed. When he got back, we went riding around and went to dinner at a buffet. That turned out to be a very big mistake. I'll explain in the next post...

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Oh man, I'm so jealous,
we went to Pidgeon Forge for our vacation a couple years back and we absolutely loved it!
We were planning to go back this year but the kiddo's GI stuff has taken precedence over vacation fun.
OOOhhh I wanna go!