Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Road Trip Recap & Christmas

I'm back! The road trip to Pigeon Forge was great! We had a wonderful time shopping, eating, seeing all the Christmas lights and more. Once we got to PF (after 5 hours of driving) we headed to the wax museum. Neither one of us had been there so we thought why not. While there was I was re-united with my one true love...
Keanu & I
Then Lucy helped me with my upset tummy. 
Once we finished up we headed over to the Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum. Yes, you read that right. There is indeed a museum dedicated to only salt & pepper shakers. Infact, we basically went to it, to see if it was an elaborate joke. Well guess what...they weren't kidding. 
We saw over 20,000 sets. Apparently the museum was also featured on the Food network. They had them placed in categories (fruit, animals, holidays,etc)
Once we were done there we headed off to our dinner show. The Dixie Stampede. Sadly they don't allow photos taken inside. So you'll just have to take my word on it. The show was excellent and the food was fantastic! I've never ate so much in my life. They literally give you a piece of ham, a potato wedge, soup, a cheddar biscuit, corn on the cob, an apple fritter and a whole cornish hen chicken. 
The next day we headed over to the Christmas Place. Where I decided the best thing to do with my paycheck was to buy ornaments. Here is sample (yes, I said sample) of what I bought. There's more than in these photos. I personally love my ice cream light set!
This picture includes the wonderful ornament Jenn B. sent me! 
Some of you might be wondering why most of the ornaments are candy or candy related. Well... that's because I'm doing a whole candy/cookie themed tree this year (in addition to my regular tree) If you missed the first post w/pics on my candy tree go here.

24 comments:

Iva said...

oh my!! I need some (err tons) of candy STAT!!

Katie said...

it looks like you had a great trip!!!!! Love the salt and pepper shaker museum haha so random!

Carrie said...

Your tree is going to be amazing! The ornaments are so cute! :)

My friends and I went to that same wax museum over the summer. It was so much fun. It was practically empty when we were there so we were acting ridiculous for the pictures. ;)

Allison said...

You are so funny. I'm glad your trip went great!

J.J. said...

That candy stuff looks aweseome!!!!!

Ashley said...

Wow, that is a lot of salt and pepper shakers!! YIKES!

Annie said...

AW! all the ornaments are so cute! i love that you are doing a candy tree!!! i can't wait to see pictures!
really!? a salt and pepper shaker museum, interesting.... ;)

Steph said...

Your decorations are super cute! Can't wait to see pictures of your trees.

Jenn Bull said...

I see it! I see it!

Pamela said...

We wanted to go to the Dixie Stampede and never made it. It's definately on the list for next time. Holy moly those are a lot of ornaments! I can't wait to see your theme tree!!

MrsB said...

what a fun themed tree. im kinda sad that i dont do that (i know several friends that do).

ps. vitameatavegemin. love it!

Mandy said...

So jealous of you candy tree...what a great idea! I can't wait to see pictures of the finished product!

Dollface said...

This looks amazing!! I want some of those salt and pepper shakers, haha.. we need to go there, xxxoo

Random Musings Of My Life said...

WOW thats a lot of candy stuff.. I so wish you were closer so I could come over and see your decorations!

Ambs said...

My family used to go to Dixie Stampede in SC - it was so GREAT!

~KS said...

A candy and cookie themed tree!!! Wow!!! Amazing!!

And those first two pics of you are awesome!!

LawGirl said...

I love Keanu too!

Mrs. Smith said...

i've driven past the S&P shaker museum several times but never went in! haha, now i get to see the inside without going in!

and i LOVE the candy tree!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

looks like a great time.... I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself!

Aubrey said...

Looks like you had fun!

Shoshanah said...

All those salt & pepper shakers looks amazing! And it does seem like something they would show on the Food Network. And speaking of TV, I'm pretty sure I saw the Duggars go see Dixie Stampede on their show

Laura and Ryan said...

Oh my that's a lot of salt and pepper shakers! LOL

BakerGirl said...

So cute!!

Love the ornaments!!!

hisMrs said...

That sounds like a super fun trip! :)