Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mini-Vacation

What a fantastic weekend! We enjoyed a fun and relaxing weekend in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with our best friends! Andy (Corey's best friend since kindergarten) just got back from a 5 month deployment in Afghanistan with the air force. When his leave started we decided to take a grown-ups only getaway together...something we have actually never done in the 8+ years we have been married and been friends. We stayed in two lovely cabins through Cabins For You, a rental company owned by some other friends of ours. One was in Pigeon Forge and one was in Gatlinburg, so we got to stay in and see those two different areas of the towns and just have lots of fun!

Our very first stop on the way into town was of course, The Apple Barn! Here we are waiting for our table.


We enjoyed wonderful home-cooked food and the famous apple fritters with apple butter!

This was the view looking out from the first cabin we stayed in. It was BEAUTIFUL! Our hot tub was on a screened porch overlooking this view! Ahhhh!!!!!! So relaxing!
A short photo session before leaving that cabin and heading to Gatlinburg. We stayed in Over the Top (as you can see).



After getting to Gatlinburg I didn't really take many more photos...well just a few but not many of them came out to my approval for the blog! ha ha! We had another great cabin with a hot tub on the porch and a pool table. It was called Jessica's Jewel and sadly I did not get any photos of the view :( I just got busy having fun and relaxing I guess! We walked around, shopped, ate at Hard Rock cafe, sat in the hot tub, played board games, talked, danced (at the cabin the first night..it was so silly but fun!), talked some more, watched tv...and just had fun being friends!

I greatly enjoyed our weekend and we vowed to make it a more than once every 10 years event! MAYBE next time we'll bring the kids! ha ha ha!!!! Well..besides the two we brought this time, right Bethany?!

3 comments:

Karen said...

So glad you were able to get away...love the pictures!

Andy's Bethy said...

Those are awesome pictures! I don't have time to say what I want to say, but I love the whole thing. You rock!
Maybe next time we will take the "rest of the kids", like you said.
Good times!!!

Marcy said...

It looks like y'all had a lot of fun! I am glad you had a get-away. I LOVE the Apple Barn!