Grandson Michael running around in the back yard playing with water
Dollywood with the Family
Monday April 30, 2012
Pigeon Forge, TN
Dana Koogler and Family
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We purchased season passes to Dollywood this year thanks to Kenny's co-worker Danny.
Adam, Crysal, Michael and Teresa and myself went on Monday. It was Teresa's birthday so that made it really special. We had so much fun! We ate good food. Shopped. Played games. Checked out shows. Rode rides. Enjoyed a gorgeous sunny, beautiful day in East Tennessee.
It was nice too not to feel compelled to try to do it all in one day since we have season passes and can come back whenever we want! Takes the pressure off. It was the last day of Festival of Nations so we really lucked out. Not alot to tell except it was great fun and much needed time with the family. I learned that when Mike Lindsey was a kid his family owned some of the land that Dollywood is built on now! I did not know that Mike was running around over there farming and playing as a kid. Aunt Cookie lived over there! Very cool stuff. I was glad to learn a little bit of the history besides just the Dolly Parton stuff.
Can't wait to go back with Kenny for a grownups day of play!
Michael tosses balls at the Angry Birds game.
Nearing the top of the Ferris Wheel
Michael's first ferris wheel ride and he liked it!
Crystal and Michael on the bees
Atahualpa plays some lovely South American flute music. I liked it so much that I purchased the CD.
Michael and Crystal playing goat skin drums at Dollywood.