Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Vacation 2009

The week before Christmas we went with my mom and stepdad, brother and girlfriend, step brother and wife and son to a cabin in Pigeon Forge.  We had a long weekend of rest, shopping, eating way too much, more rest and enough family bonding to last until at least next year (just kidding, momma, maybe...)
Since the main interstate has been closed for a while due to a rock slide, we found another route going.  It was a pretty short drive through the curvy roads of Madison County, but I am glad we were driving at night or I am sure I would have had to puke every few miles.

It rained most of the day on Friday
turning into snow later that day!

See the snow on my shirt!

Ben could have stayed in here all weekend.  Funny how one bubble turns into a million

Because of the snow, we had to take the longer DOT route through Johnson City.  Through that area, they had gotten about 2 feet of snow on Friday and it was still there as we came through on Sunday.  The sides of the roads were still covered in snow, there were hundreds of stranded cars and it was still sleeting and very cold.  We had to drive slow, but we finally made it home with a mental note not to go this way during the winter again.

The roads towards Bristol.

The side of the road and the mountains.

Daddy concentrating on the road.

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