Wednesday, July 30, 2008


We just returned from a family vacation with my dad and step-mom.  We went to Gatlinburg, TN were we enjoyed 3 days at Dollywood/Splash Mountain, walked downtown, partook of delicious eating, and took a spontaneous white water rafting excursion on the trip back.  These past 5 days have been really eventful.  Dad and Dee enjoyed the cabin and watched Elizabeth so that Jon and I could enjoy some time doing things that would be more difficult to do with babies (although we don't mind the difficulty! :-)  We are very grateful for them for taking us and spoiling us as always.  We did get to take Elizabeth to Dollywood, where she enjoyed her first train ride.  Here are a few pictures from the trip.  

On the way to the train, we ran into a "bear"

and Elizabeth wasn't too impressed..

She is very excited about riding the train!

Here it is!

All aboard!

Just relaxing

okay, a little too relaxed. :-)

Sweet snuggle time


Lindsey said...

gotta love good old Gatlinburg :) my hometown is only about 2 hours from there so we spent many times there as well! glad yall had fun!!

Jonathan Parnell said...

Melissa should have mentioned that we have titled Gatinburg the "Redneck Vacation Spot of the World" (no offense to rednecks or people who grew up 2 hours from there) :)

Anonymous said...

I see she likes something in her mouth to suck, love to baby sit her