Monday, January 30, 2012

our tennessee trip

Early this month my grandmas announced a shocking yet wonderful plan -- they were going to take eight of us, without my parents, to a huge hotel with an indoor waterpark in Tennessee. We all had a marvelous time and we survived.

We arrived Tuesday afternoon and since nobody goes on vacation (expect other home schoolers and retired people) in the middle of the week in January we had the hotel, water park, restaurants, and smoky mountains all to ourselves. Basically.

                                                 (excuse the bad picture quality. my camera takes awful pictures inside) 

We played in the waterpark for hours on end. The little kids stuck to the wave pool and the water play ground, while we older ones dared each other to go down the largest slide. We finally got Heidi to go down it, but she was so scared she never tried it again. But the rest of us loved every moment of it. Except for when I about broke my neck and got whiplash, anyways, that's a different story.

My personal favorite part was driving to the top of the mountains and gazing out at the scenery. Even if it was freezing, the site was breathtaking. I felt so much more in awe of God and His creation then.

I have the most good looking family on earth. Just try arguing with me. While on top of the mountain, we realized that we had locked the keys inside of the van. Yikes. Of course, knowing grandmas, there was a bit of fretting going on until Max announced that dad had kept a spare key over one of the tires. (You might've mentioned that a bit sooner, Max.) We all drove down gratefully thanking God He allowed us to arrive safely at the hotel. You just can't take everything for granted.

(it's anna's birthday. wish her a happy one, will you?)

Do you like going on trips? Ever been to Tennessee?


  1. that indoor pool looks soooo fun. kinda like the log ride at disneyland. and i love the scenery. glad you had a good trip!

    Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  2. Wow, that looks really neat!! It looks like you all had a lot of fun!! your family looks so nice!! I came across your blog from Anna's at God's Tomboy. I'm following you now :) Oh, and wish Anna a very happy birthday!!

  3. coolness! You know you never really told me about this. Happy Birthday to Anna!

  4. It was me who told them that Dad put the keys there.

  5. That looks like a cool trip!

    I tagged you on my blog, btw.

  6. i've been there!! (Wilderness at the Smokies) seriously love that place.

    (new kid here)


  7. We're both posting about trips right now, Chipmunk! ;)
    As always, I love seeing the pics!
    Never been to TN, but as ya know, I LOVE to travel! :D

  8. This looks like so much fun! waterparks & mountains are two of my favorite things :)
    random story: I saw the name "Kendra Lynn" engraved on a tile today, and thought of you. spelled wrong, but still!

  9. I LOVE road trips! And I would LOVE to go to Tennessee. It's like the king state of country music. :-P haha.

    Also, I just did a review on my blog of a book that you might enjoy reading...

    Like, I read a TON of books every year, and this is by far the best. Except I like the sequel even more. :)

  10. Haha! Sounds like you had an amazing time! Very funny! Made me laugh! :D


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