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Weekend in Gatlinburg

This weekend Michael and I went to "our" little cabin in the woods for a four nights of relaxation. Before leaving for the mountains Deniece and I stopped by Michael's new office to embarrass him.


While we were vacationing, Finn and Sam were having the time of their lives with Gran.




Our first stop was in Pigeon Forge.  We hit up the Mellow Mushroom for pizza and pretzels.

Once we arrived at our cabin we realized that Michael a had left his phone at the Mellow Mushroom.  So the next morning (after crawling out of bed around 10:00 a.m.) we drove back into Pigeon Forge to get Michael's phone.  While we were there we ate lunch at Five Guys.


Later that evening Michael and decided to run sprints up the hill leading to our cabin.  We were both miserable for the rest of the week.  Next we went to the store to buy ingredients for taco salad.  Once back at the cabin we ate taco salad and watched the Titan's pre-season game.

The next morning we went in search of a gym.  Who says you can't find religion at the gym. Okay, bad joke.


The next night we decided to play put-put golf at the Indiana Jones "put-put" place.


The last day, we had a visitor.  This particular bear broke the lock to the trash and dragged out all of our trash.  He was enormous!  He was also a bit skiddish.  Once we opened the door he trotted off down the driveway.


The boys before school on Tuesday.

We got home in time on Tuesday to pick the boys up from school.  They were both excited to see us.  We went directly to get dinner at Blue Coast (kids eat free on Tuesday). Gran met us there as well.  It was at dinner that we realized that we decided to take Sam to the clinic.  Gran told us that he had been feeling poorly.

Sitting at the Clinic at Kroger.  Sam bawled for the 20 minutes.  Finn grabbed a few suckers from the pharmacy to keep Sam quiet.  It worked.


The diagnosis was a double ear infection.  Needless to say, the doctor told us to keep Sam home from school the next day.  Finn was devastated at the prospect of going to school without Sam.  The entire rest of the evening, Finn tried to tell me how sick he was.  (Finn was checked out at the Clinic too - he was not sick).  

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