Thursday, October 20, 2011

Anniversary Weekend!! Sunday….

We woke up Sunday morning and enjoyed the hotel’s delicious breakfast. We headed back to the room and watched church on t.v. before heading to the hotel gym. We got with it in the gym….it’s Wednesday and I’m STILL sore!!  I know most people think it’s crazy to work out on vacation, but we really enjoy it and like that it doesn’t have to be so scheduled. AND, we like to make more room to enjoy all the yummy eating places. 
After the gym we got ready to head over to Pigeon Forge for the day.
{Yes, I know the flash does not do great things for my shirt…}
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We I LOVE the Apple Barn!!!
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I have lots of great memories from there from when I was little, and their apple fritters with apple butter are to die for!  This is something worth splurging on fo sho, and I have to admit I’m a little disappointed I only got two. 
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I really think Jon is SO over my picture taking now that he just acts as ridiculous as possible….and it CRACKS me up!!!
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We decided to play a “friendly” game of putt-putt after lunch, and by friendly I mean extremely competitive.  I like to win, and I usually do.
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We walked around the shops and enjoyed the PERFECT fall weather!! I mean, perfect.  Don’t you wish you could bottle up those perfect weather days and enjoy them all the time???
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When we got back to the hotel we decided to walk around downtown Gatlinburg for a while before dinner. The place we stayed was right along the river, which I loved.  And downtown Gatlinburg definitely makes for some great people watching!
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We wanted to eat our “anniversary dinner” at the Peddler- an AWESOME steakhouse that my family has gone to for years.
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We decided to walk to dinner, and thankfully for me poor feet in heels the restaurant was close to where we were staying.
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The food was as FABULOUS as I remember.  They have a killer salad bar- DUH, my favorite part.
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And the cool part is that they come around and let you choose which piece of steak you want- then cut it in front of you.
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I’m not a big red meat eater…I don’t think I’ve had a steak or burger since I was in middle school.  I tried not to let this gross me out. I am just not much of a meat fan in general, but I know they are known for their steaks. We ordered a NY strip and rib eye with stuffed shrimp, and they even cut all the fat off for me (gross! how do people eat that??).
Big Jon said the most precious prayer before dinner…I had to seriously get myself together before I lost it. Awesome, two nights in a row at dinner I had a major lump in my throat. The sweet little lady from dinner the night before got me all sentimental, and Jon’s prayer was icing on the cake. I held it together like a champ though….
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He said it was the best steak he has ever had!!  I definitely had to agree (even though I’m not sure if my opinion counts because I’ve only had like 3 steaks in my whole life to compare it to).
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It was DELICIOUS!!!!! And since they were out of stuffed shrimp, they hooked us up with a free dessert instead. Fine by me!
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We had a GREAT dinner and walked back to the hotel to enjoy our last night.  What a wonderful day in the mountains!!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I love that you had such nice weather for your getaway! You two are just too cute. :-) Your outfits are so adorable as well. Happy Thursday!!