Friday, May 25, 2012


Our Tuesday field trip was to Gatlinburg! 
We stayed in Pigeon Forge- got a great deal on a hotel- right across the Parkway from The Apple Barn,
where we ate dinner (starts with D :)
Your meal starts with apple julep, apple fritters and apple butter, soup and salad.  After our last trip, I found a recipe for apple julep.  It's quick, easy and very refreshing, perfect for Memorial Day weekend.

Stir together 1 quart apple juice, 1 cup each pineapple juice and orange juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice.  Refrigerate, then serve over ice.

We visited Dollywood Wednesday.  The weather was perfectly spring-like.
Favorite things:
1. Two water rides, River Rampage and River Battle
2. cinnamon bread
3. just walking around, being there, the music...
if you haven't been, you need to go
4. the train ride.  There's something about riding behind a steam locomotive and train whistles that make me teary-eyed.  Our engineer was a WW2 Veteran, perfect for this week.
Finally, we shopped at outlet malls.  Got my dad's birthday and Father's Day gifts.
As many of my first-graders end their paragraphs, "It was fun."


Connie said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!

Cassandra said...

Sounds like fun!