Holiday Inn Express Alcoa (Knoxville Airport)
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Well it's the first day being temporarily unemployed. Feels weird knowing I won't be going back to the hospital to work. Got a lot accomplished. My passport arrived finally. We got the hitch installed and the trailer reserved. We got to spend the morning with sweet friends and their 12 horses and numerous cats. Had a blast feeding carrots and apples to the horses. I'm sure going to miss these wonderful ...
Took a family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN!! Don't have many pics on this computer but it's wonderful there. We stayed in a huge cabin. The scenery is out of this world. Pigeon Forge is great! We went to a local steakhouse, The Peddler, and it was awesome! They have great wine to choose from as well. We went for the 4th of July. It was beyond crowded but everyone had a blast, and we would go back in a heartbeat. ...
... see so we hopped on the trolley and took the route down to the Tennessee River. We got off the Trolley and walked to Market Square which was started in 1854 as a pedestrian market for farmers and their produce and others to sell their wares. During the Civil War the Union Army used the Market House as a barracks and artillery storage. Walked around then headed back to get the car to drive around. ...
... when we got up. Then, we spent a half hour traversing the course - it was a blast!
Wonderworks was great for a 6 yr old. He was even able to do the ropes course with his dad helping him although he was a bit scared. There was lots of stuff he could do and only a few big rides he couldn't do.
We ended up really enjoying ourselves in Wonderworks - there were a couple of thrill rides, rock climbing, ...
... a lot of rubber from tires lying around. Given the size of some of those things, we figure these must be coming from 18-wheelers, and, for safety, have decided to not linger behind those trucks any longer than is necessary.
Swimming update: Noah's swimming across the pool without a safety ring, and while only wearing his arm floaters.
More pictures tomorrow most likely.
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