|Alex and Jason rode the Alpine slides as shown below the chair lifts|
|The view down was even better|
We returned to the valley and walked through the touristy sights. We happened upon the Shamrock Lounge and posed for a Patty's Day picture. More chair lifts seen on the left.
|Jenny in a Bottle|
The next day we headed back to the National Park where a friendly ranger told us how to skip some of the climbing and get straight to the waterfall of Cataract Cascade.
Then we continued on to Cade's Cove, stopping to explore many beautiful spots along the road.
We saw crazy people prepping to put their kayaks in here.
When we got back to town, Jason pulled over so I could hop out for a coffee run. I was delivered into the path of our friends from home again. They said they'd had a great time at the Mountain Coaster, so we gave it a whirl. Alex and Gigi were not tall enough to go alone, so we attempted to have Ben ride alone, but he lacked the arm strength to control the levers. I got to go twice so that he could ride.
|My kind of coaster, brakes included!|
We headed for Pigeon Forge for the evening which reminded me a lot of Branson as many of the same attractions have sprung up along the Parkway. The boys wanted to play laser tag, but we found a movie version where Ben could stay seated, which was a better fit. Jason even earned some cred.
Thursday morning was a rainy day for checkout. We packed in more fun on the way out of town. We visited the Christmas shops and ate lunch at Flapjacks. We played a round of indoor black light mini golf and the boys played a wizard scavenger hunt.