Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pigeon Forge Pretties - Traveling With My Guy

My Guy and I just celebrated our 36th Anniversary with a trip to our favorite getaway destination, The Smoky Mountains.  We went for total relaxation, so we enjoyed some window shopping and meandering.

We always ride the strip in Pigeon Forge when we arrive, to see what has changed since our last visit.  This has been a busy year and we have not been able to visit for quite a few months.  There were a couple new restaurants and one new attraction.  The Tomb - located in Walden's Landing.. 


Of course, loving all things Egyptian, I had to check it out.  We decided to wait for the rest of the family to actually partake of the attraction, but we did check out the lobby. 




The new movie theatre at Walden's Landing is now open, so we decided to see the movie Cowboys and Aliens...we love a good Western and we really enjoyed this movie. 


The Alien portions are not overdone and we found the movie to be refreshing and entertaining....Mike, who is not a big movie goer, even said it was the best movie he had seen in a long time. 


We visited the Harley Davidson store and bought some more shiny stuff and really, really soft cloths so that Mike can continue to polish the paint off of his new Streetglide....I don't know if I mentioned, but his Softail Classic was stolen a few weeks ago as he was attending a downtown blockparty event.  Just in case you don't speak motorcycle, both the Streetglide and Softtail Classic are types of motorcycles....I wouldn't know that if I did not have a husband who absolutely loves them. 

Any visit to Pigeon Forge must include a visit to The Christmas Place.  We all know how hot it has been here in Tennessee as well as many places around the Country.  Take a look at this picture and you can see how the North Pole folks are dealing with the heat.


Right about now, 5 cents for a snowball sounds like the best deal ever....give me a $1 worth, please.


Stepping through the door into the North Pole, we find it much cooler....look how happy Santa is standing beside a snow covered tree. I'm seeing lots of these flocked trees this year and looks like they are going to be very popular...I've been thinking about getting one for the last couple years.  This might be the year for a new tree. 


I love what they can do with styrofoam to make the displays look so gorgeous. 


I love this tree in a wagon...I don't know why but I just think it is so stinking cute. 


I love the glass shelves resting on cylinder glass containers filled with faux candies.  This would be a great idea to adapt to a Holiday buffet table.  On a smaller scale, this could be used for a beautiful themed dessert display or risers for a food buffet.   


 
I hope you enjoyed sharing our trip...now, let's play a game and enjoy the rest of the day. 

Joining the following parties:

Alphabe-Thursday

Home Sweet Home

Open House Party

Show and Tell Friday

Feathered Nest Friday



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16 comments:

WoolenSails said...

That looks like a fun place to visit. We used to have a christmas shop, but like most others, it closed. I could use a vacation, but it will be awhile.

Debbie

Sue said...

Looks like a super fun trip all around!

=)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Whoo-hoo, Pigeon Forge! That's just down the road from me so-to-speak. I didn't know they opened yet another cool exhibit - The Tomb! Hey, you saw the movie, Cowboys & Aliens. That's one I wanna see as soon as it's released on blu-ray. Loved your Alphabe-Thursday post!

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Theresa said...

I LOVE to go there and am planning a trip in the Fall to see all of these same sites!

Thanks for sharing and making me jealous:) Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Anita! I haven't been to Pigeon Forge in years! Looks like a fun trip. We saw Cowboys and Aliens last weekend and I thought it was a really good movie. Thanks for joining the Open House party.
xo,
Sherry

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations on such an important life mark..and what a fun celebrations here! The Christmas goings on are fun! :D

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I loved this. We have talked about going there but haven't yet and you make me realize that we would really enjoy it! The Christmas photos were refreshing on this hot day!

Gina said...

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your post! My hubby sells Harleys and we have a 2011 Streetglide in "Merlot Sunglow", LOL - doesn't that sound like a cool color?
Cheers!
Gina
http://www.ginahickmanphotography.com

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Gina, that is so funny. The 2011 Streetglide is exactly the one my husband bought...and the color...yep, Merlot Sunglow..LOL. Is that like a woman wearing the same dress.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, what a great trip! And that Monopoly game is amazing! It looks like you had so much fun!

XO
Cindy

Sherry said...

Anita,
My family went to Pigeon Forge every year for a long time but, I haven't been there for a long time. I probably wouldn't recognize it. The stores look neat and I know I would like that movie. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Jingle said...

awesome shots.

Keri said...

It looks like you had a fun trip! Hubby and I love Egypt, so we definitely would've checked out the Tomb.

Jenny said...

Wow. What a fun trip! Thanks for letting us tag along. I wonder what kind of food they serve at an Egyptian restaurant...and is there is a special discount for mummies?

mwahahahahahahaha!

Okay, that was cheesy.

Sorry.

Thanks for a perfectly wonderful link to Alphabe-Thursday! I'll take five bucks worth of snow, please!

A+

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a neat place to visit!! Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Diane said...

So very pretty and this looks just like the Christmas shop in Branson, Missouri. I ♥ that place Ü