Vacation 2007

Vacation 2007

“OK, this a little goofy. It’s almost 2009, and I’m writing about our 2007 summer vacation. Here’s the deal. Last summer we took an awesome 2 week vacation just driving all over the souteast part of the country. I intended to blog to keep our family updated while we were gone, but quite honestly, was just too lazy. Sooo…. after we got home, we sat around and made a list of all the things we did so we wouldn’t forget. Now, a year-and-a-half later, I decided it was time to at least put my notes on the blog to make it official. Whatever that means. So here goes:

On the Way

  • Pictures in front of Superman in Metropolis

Nashville, TN

  • Red Robin in Murfreesboro
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Shopped for boots
  • The Opry Mills Mall (Gibson Guitar, cookies, pretzels and cork guns that almost got us thrown out)
  • Cooter’s Dukes of Hazzard Museum
  • Jack Daniels Distillery
  • Belmont University
  • LaQuinta Hotel


  • Horseback riding
  • Carriage ride
  • Fed the horses
  • Drove through Pigeon Forge
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Rainbow Falls in the Smoky Mountains – Hike to the waterfall, Scott and Bill falling, Good water, Scott’s knees hurting, lots of salamanders, Terri, Anna & Emma’s very close encounter with a very large snake and one smaller one, Terri, Anna & Emma doing the Scooby Doo run the rest of the way down the mountain, Scott, Bill, Alex, Katie & Rianne hearing a bear, Alex running down the mountain to save Terri, Anna & Emma from said bear.
  • Saw a bear on the mountain
  • Hard Rock Cafe – saw “”Luv Addict”” video. Much excitement.
  • Good Mexican food
  • Ober Gatlinburg tram
  • Alpine Slide
  • Chinese restaurant – Rianne left her new purchases there. Went back and got them.
  • “Warren Peace” – can’t remember what that means
  • Fairfield Hotel – swimming, smelled like garbage, fun slide
  • Couldn’t find Gold Bond powder. Don’t ask
  • Sonic withdrawal

Augusta, GA

  • Anna peed in her pants in the gas station
  • City not quite the same as the golf course!
  • Saw the outside of Augusta Golf Club
  • Sonic
  • Homewood Suites
  • Alex left his phone at the hotel

Toccoa, GA

  • Climbed Currahee (well, OK, I slept in the van, Anna & Emma watched a movie in the van, and everyone ELSE climbed Currahee)
  • Got cool poster

Savannah, GA

  • Homewood Suites
  • Next to Air Force Base
  • Chuchhill’s for dinner
  • River Street – Candy Shop, The Cotton Exchange restaurant
  • LOTS of rain and flooding
  • Emma got a cigarette stuck in her shoe
  • The Crab Shack – alligators
  • Tybee Island – Dolphin Tour – awesome!
  • Forest Gump steeple
  • Trolley tour
  • Mighty 8th Air Museum
  • Nature preserve – snake, gators
  • Fort Pulaski
  • Cool bridge
  • Laundromat
  • Alex screamed “”I’m Gay!””. Still don’t know why. Lady laughed.

Charleston, SC

  • Residence Inn – swimming
  • Bourne Ultimatum
  • Carriage ride in the rain
  • Magnolia Plantation – dissappointment
  • Drove around the city
  • Watched the Patriot
  • Paulo’s Gelato
  • Patriot’s Point – ate meatball subs on the USS Yorktown
  • Rainbow Row
  • We think we saw Fort Sumter
  • Alex receives lost phone

Mytrtle Beach, SC

  • Avista Resort
  • Alex ran on beach
  • Swam in the ocean
  • Alex the shark slayer picked up dead hammerhead shark, attracting a huge crowd!
  • Hard Rock Cafe – pyramid
  • HOT!!!!!!!!!!
  • Barefoot Landing – Anna & Emma went on merry-go-round, ate at cheeseburger place
  • Bourne Ultimatum again – power out in the first theater
  • False fire alarm at the hotel
  • Drove around for hours looking for a new hotel the first night

Ashville, NC

  • Springhill Suites – got free M&Ms
  • Saw the entrance to Biltmore. Too cheap to go in.
  • Chinease restaurant – freaks (can’t remember what that means either!)
  • Katie and Alex swam

Cininnati, OH

  • Creation Museum
  • Residence Inn
  • Good pizza
  • Red Robin on our way home

That pretty much sums it up! It was a busy couple weeks, with GREAT family memories! We are so blessed indeed!”