Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our Vacation #2 2010

We were blessed this year to be able to take 2 vacations! Last week we went to Tennessee and we had a blast! It was nice because most of our vacations consist of us being very busy doing all that we can do in a short period of time. All we had planned to do this trip was going to the Chattanooga Aquarium, Wonder Works, and the Titanic Museum. We left at 6:00am Monday and got back home around 2:00pm Thursday.
This is Trinity Monday morning before we left.
We went to Chattanooga first so we could go to the aquarium. We only had a couple minor problems along the way :) We got to the aquarium right when it opened and there wasn't hardly anyone there. The workers were so nice and the aquarium was the best we have ever been to. It was a whole lot better than the aquarium that we went to in Chicago at the beginning of the year!

This is me and Trinity standing in a tunnel in an aquarium.

Trinity loved all the fish! Especially the orange ones!
We liked that she could stand up and walk that close to the tank and actually get to touch the tank. She would get so excited when a fish would come close to her.

This is Trinity and Steven watching the penguins. Trinity
loved the penguins!
We took a break from the aquarium and went to TGIFridays. We had never eaten there before and wanted to try it out. The food was pretty good (minus the hair, or "fiber" as the manager called it, we found in my salad.) After we were finished eating, we went back to the aquarium and looked at the rest of it. We saw all kinds of things. I even touched a sting ray! I said I wasn't going to but I did. It was pretty neat!

After we were finished at the aquarium, Steven wanted to walk over this bridge. We had done some research on Chattanooga, Tennessee to see what all we wanted to do there and this was what Steven chose. Bridges don't interest me a bit but this bridge was very cool! I'm glad we done it.

Don't he look like he is ready to go hiking?

This was the ramp we had to walk up to get to the bridge since we had a stroller. It doesn't look like a long walk but believe me, IT WAS! Wears me out just thinking about it!

We had to also walk across this bridge to get to the other bridge. The bottom was glass and it moved when you walked across it! I didn't think I was going to make it. Quite scary! Normally heights don't bother me but this was pretty high up. Like as in over top of the city!

We got to walk around in Chattanooga. This was a piano that was made out of brick! It was pretty neat.
After we were finished walking around in Chattanooga, we headed to Gatlinburg where our hotel was. We were wore out when we got to the hotel. We ordered pizza and Steven was asleep by the time it got to our room. I think he slept while eating it so I don't think he remembers that part of our vacation!
After we went to sleep Monday night, I woke up around 2:00am with awful chest pains. My chest and throat felt like they were on fire. It was so bad that I had to wake Steven up. He prayed for me and as soon as he said amen, I felt better and went right to sleep! I'm thankful I serve a God who never sleeps and is always there to hear and answer our prayers!

Tuesday morning we went to Wonder Works. This place was very cool! I would defiantly go back! There was all kinds of things to do in there! By the way, this picture is not upside-down. That is how the building is! Too neat!

Steven climbed this rock wall. He climbed it in, like, seconds!
There is no way I could have done that, no way was I gonna try!

This was Trinity on a huge piano in Wonder Works. I think that
Trinity was kind of scared in this place. I'm sure she won't be a few more years!

After we went to Wonder Works, we went to the Titanic
museum. I love reading about the Titanic and I have always
been fascinated by it. When you board the "ship" they give you a boarding pass with a name and facts about someone that was actually on the ship when it sunk. I was a maid at the 1st class spa on the ship, Steven was a worker in the kitchen, and Trinity was a 2 week old baby that was on the ship (and that woman didn't die until last year!). All three of us survived! It was awesome to see things that were actually
on the ship. I also learned some things about it! One of the most interesting things I learned was that there was 706 3rd class passenger on board and on 2 baths for them. Can you imagine 706 people trying to take a bath? I guess they just didn't bathe!

After the museum, we went to the scrapbook outlet. Oh. Wow.
I could have spent all day long in there. Steven and Trinity wouldn't let me though :(
Wednesday we went to Cade's Cove. Its a place in the middle of no where, where you drive an 11 mile loop to see "all kinds of wild life". I am NOT an outdoors gal. I guess I'm not in tune with my "nature" side. I wanted to go because I have always wanted to see a bear in the wild. Well we drove over 70 miles to end up seeing 4 wild turkey and a crow. Plus we were all hungry. This was not the highlight of our trip that's for sure! While out there in the middle of nowhere, our car started jerking and sputtering! We prayed over our car and it didn't do it again! Praise the Lord!(Yes, God can heal vehicles too!)

Wednesday night we just walked around Gatlinburg and took it easy.
We had a great time and Trinity loved the ice cream we ate!

We had a great vacation. Thank God for a safe trip and for
blessing us with being able to go!


  1. Sounds like fun! We went to the Titanic with my Uncle and family in Branson it was so cool! I was just disappointed no photography was allowed.

  2. Awww...I love all the pics!! It looks like you all had a blast! I've never heard of that bridge but it looks really neat.

  3. AWWWW!!! Looks like you all had a lot of fun! I loved wonder works when we went.