Day #3 of Tennessee was to be a shopping expedition much to the delight of 2 women, 3 little girls and the dismay of an outnumbered little guy. A promise to find him ‘something cool’ while we shopped finally won him over. We set off to find all the things we didn’t know we needed but once we saw them, couldn’t live without.
We hadn’t been shopping very long when we came across the Moonshine sample sign. Hmmm… sounds like fun but what to do with children?
The perfect solution was right outside the shop. The kids laughed at this performer’s silly songs as we sampled different flavored Moonshine.
We decided to eat at Dick’s Last Resort for lunch, which if you haven’t been there before… well, let’s just say it’s not for the faint of heart.
A paper crown of insults was promptly placed upon all of our heads…
The truth comes out at lunch.
Obviously, an uncomfortable situation.
Even if it’s not on the menu.
Makayla’s left me wondering, if it’s true is it still an insult?
Nearly everyone has to…
I plead the 5th.
The forecast had called for thunderstorms and if we were going to ride the Ariel Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg up the mountain, we thought it should be now.
But the views were worth my heart dropping into my stomach.
Our ‘conductor’ took this moment in time to announce to us that we were 1.5 seconds above the ground. So glad she has a sense of humor and a PA system.
This view brought to mind a verse from my favorite poem, Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Love’s Philosophy”:
After our breathtaking ride, we easily bribed the kids with ice cream and took advantage of the wine tasting that one of the shops offered. Then our hard-core retail therapy was back in effect. 9.5 hours in total. I’d say our kids earned their Pro badge.
*** I need to give credit where it is due… Emma took a lot of the aerial tram pictures & she’d want people to know that :)***