Gatlinburg Tennessee

My husband and I decided to take a mini vacation to Gatlinburg Tennessee a few weeks ago. We did a Gatlinburg Mini Vacation since it was my step-daughter Fall Break. We didn’t tell the kids for weeks on what we gonna be doing, that way it’s a great surprise for both kids. Gatlinburg is one of our favorite place to visit, it’s not only beautiful but also the atmosphere is just great.

We stayed at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge, the price for few nights stay was a great deal. Though the best was not the most comfortable of all, we still enjoyed our stay. The room is very clean, and the staff is very friendly. Our room did not include complimentary breakfast. However, we didn’t mind it since there are places around us that we can visit for breakfast.

When we arrived at the lodge, it was still too early to check-in to our room.  So we all decided to walk around Gatlinburg downtown.  It wasn’t too cold when we arrived, but then the clouds didn’t look too good at all.  After walking around downtown we decided to visit the aquarium.

This Aquarium is very neat, and the staff is very friendly. It took us about two hours or so, to finish the aquarium. Then we check-in to our room, for our dinner we decided to eat at Johnny Rockets. I must say the food at this restaurant was amazing. It was so delicious, and the dessert oh my can definitely make you gain weight. It was definitely a great experience to eat at this place, the staff is very friendly. The server was really fast, we didn’t have to wait a long time for our food to get to our table.

During our stay in Gatlinburg, we visited few places, we didn’t take a lot of pictures since it was raining a little bit. However, it didn’t rain all the time we were at Gatlinburg, on our last day we pretty much just being lazy did breakfast at Cracker Barrell and then drove home. I’d say though I have never seen so much candy in my life but at this place.  Read more

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Dinner at Toke – Sushi & Thai Grill

Dinner at Toke Sushi & Thai Grill is something that we don’t really do often. We like exploring to a different restaurant and taste all sort of food, my step-daughter and husband love eating especially if it’s something that I don’t make at home often. Toke Sushi and Thai Grill are located in Fort Payne Alabama, this restaurant offers a lot of fantastic food, they have different sushi and all sort of spicy food that you can order.

The first food we got on our table was the soup and salad that came with two of our orders. The salad was topped with the ginger dressing, and the soup is mix with broth, green onions, and mushrooms. It was a perfect portion enough to fill our stomach while waiting for our food

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Family Day Out at Desoto State Park

Family Day Out at Desoto State Park, the sound of the waterfalls is just so relaxing and amusing.  The Desoto State Park is located on a beautiful Lookout Mountain in scenic of Northeast Alabama. It’s accented by many rushing waterfalls and the beautiful fragrant of wildflowers that will simply take you breath away. This is a perfect place to visited and enjoy the mother nature.  Desoto State Park was developed in the late 1930’s by the hard working and dedicated men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

This place offers a very family friendly atmosphere that will hold wonder for people of all ages. I have been coming to this place and each time we visited here I always get amazed at how beautiful it is.  My husband and I took our kids here again since our youngest daughter has not seen this waterfalls.  It was definitely a great day because we were able to walk on the water and play. Read more

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Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is the best place to take your kids to see all sort of stuff.  My husband and I worked a lot during the week, but we promised ourselves that every weekend.  Our daughter has been wanting to go back to the Atlanta Aquarium.  It was a lot of fun watching our daughter enjoyed the fishes and other things.  Georgia Aquarium is a pretty big place to walk around. However, our daughter didn’t give up walking at all, although my husband and I carried her every now and then. But most of the day she was walking enjoying the scenery of the aquarium.

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Birmingham Zoo Adventures

Last weekend we had so much fun on our Birmingham Zoo Adventures . My husband and I decided to take our daughter to the Birmingham Zoo, because it has been awhile since the last time we visited the place. It was a lot of fun, they have added a lot of animals.  Although he was hoping to see the Dinosaurs again, however I think they have removed it completely from the Zoo.  However, they replaced the section where they normally display all the dinosaurs with the Alabama Wild Animals.

The Zoo was very clean and the staff was very friendly.  Everything is very clean and of course their number priority is the customers safety which is wonderful. The first thing we did when we arrived at the Zoo was to buy our tickets.  We paid about $65.00 and some change for our ticket.  Our daughter was not free anymore since she is three years old. We also took advantage on the great offer for all their rides so our daughter will have fun.   Our daughter loves to ride the carousel, so as soon as we got inside the zoo, she asked her dad if both of them can ride the carousel. Read more

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Chattanooga Aquarium Trip

Chattanooga Aquarium Trip was a must after working so hard all week.  My husband and I decided to take our little 3 years old to the Aquarium since she is old enough to really enjoy it.  The drive wasn’t bad at all, the traffic was fine, however, finding a parking space is sometimes very hectic.  We paid almost $80.00 for all our tickets since she is three she is not free anymore.  So if your child is under 3 years old then it’s totally free.

When we got inside the aquarium they scanned our tickets and took our pictures hoping that you will buy it after your sightseeing in the aquarium.  The first show we have watched was the sea lion, our little girl enjoyed the show but we didn’t finish it because she wants to explore the aquarium. Although we’ve visited the aquarium before at that time she was not really old enough to enjoy all the animals.

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