Friday, October 17, 2014

Erwin Family Vacation 2014

Just 48 hours after I returned home from the Low Country trip, I left on the Erwin Family Vacation!  This year our travels took us to Tennessee and the Great Smokey Mountains.
First Stop – Duck Commander.  Yes, we are that kind of family.  We stopped to have our picture made with the famous sign. 
We stopped in Chattanooga for a few nights first.  Of course you can’t go to Chattanooga without seeing the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo.  

We also road the incline railroad up the mountain to Lookout Mountain! 

We dined at the Station House one evening which was lots of fun.  The wait staff sings and entertains! Our waitress Ruby was great.  

 We toured the cavern and saw Ruby Falls.  

Next we headed to Sevierville, Tennessee!  We stayed in a great condo, thanks to the Rents. We got some pool/rest time at the resort and also enjoyed some outlet shopping.
We spent a day at Dollywood, which was fun.  

 I think my favorite part was seeing her movie wordrobe.  There were outfits from Steel Magnolias, Best Little Whore House in Texas and 9 to 5!  

Her coat of many colors was also on display. 

We attended the Dixie Stampede one night which was really fun! Beau was very impressed.  It made me think of the year my grandfather, Daddy Red, took us all to the Dixie Stampede in Branson and there weren’t enough seats on the Rebel side.  He was incensed that we had to sit with the Yankees.  This time we sat with our fellow Southerners.
Summer is over and here we are in October – it seems crazy.  School is in full swing and the holidays will be here before we know it.
I had surgery at the end of August and I'm finally feeling more like myself.  I’m sure the holiday season will bring on many more fun activities and maybe I’ll actually blog about them as they happen instead of doing 3 months of review at a time.
In other news . . . my BFF Christa is engaged!  I’m a bridesmaid in her February wedding in Dallas.  I’ve so very excited for her.  A friend’s engagement always gives me hope that it’s not too late for me – ha! 

Happy Fall, y’all.

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