It has been a very warm 2015-unusually warm. The temperatures have been in the 60's a far cry from our usual January with temps in the 30's.
Hub and I traveled to Pigeon Forge this weekend-a little get a way before all starts again. The weather couldn't have been any more perfect. We had a late dinner at hub's favorite place-The Blue Moose on Friday.
They do have the best wings in town; however, hubs and I opted for a hamburger-Imagine That! The burger was fabulous-huge and juicy.
After dinner we went to the Island.
You can see all over Pigeon Forge-a very slow ride.
I enjoyed listening to the music
You may sit in rocking chairs and watch the light show. A nice spot to visit.
Saturday, after eating at hub's favorite breakfast place, again
we ventured into Tanger. I wanted to do some shopping for myself-I have put on a few pounds and my pants are a little snug. A resolution to lose at least 15 pounds and to give up eating right before bed time. Also, I haven't been to Zumba in over a month so....I am really trying to get back in the swing of things... I did find a couple pair of pants and bought some shirts.
After Tanger, we decided to go to Dollywood instead of Gatlinburg. Hub had free tickets to Dollywood so this kind of persuaded us. Again the weather was warm. I had never been to Dollywood this time of year and I really didn't know what to expect. We had always went in the summer with the crowds and rides going. The place was absolutely breathtaking with all the decorations. We took in many shows-which were all spectacular. It seems we always run into friends where ever we go, and no exception here. As we were standing and eating we saw our youth pastor from a few years ago. I thought I recognized them but you know that awkward moment when you think it is someone but not for sure-well the youth minister's wife recognized us as well. We chatted for a while and so glad we saw them.
I took pics on my phone-so these are the ones that come closest to the view. Pictures, though, couldn't capture the view-again a spectacular sight to see. I was so glad we were able to go. Yes, I definitely plan on going next year to see the sights and sounds!
Now, it is back to the 'real' world. School begins tomorrow for me. I am a little worried with the flu epidemic that has hit our little area of the world very hard. I hope all who are not feeling well will stay home.
I have enjoyed my Christmas break for two weeks-boy it did go by too fast!
Have a great week and Enjoy Life!