Friday, June 6, 2008


Yesterday Nana and Pops took us to Dollywood! They had some free tickets which we ended up upgraded them to season passes so we can go more. The kids had a blast! This is the first time we have gone and Madison actually remembered it really well and was able to ride more than the carousel. She had a blast even if she would only ride with me. We finally got her to ride some things with Nana so I could spend some time with Caleb but it took some convincing (as well as a little crying). Caleb was a little more apprehensive about rides while Taylor was up for anything. (I am actually going to do a separate post about Taylor's experience b/c I believe she deserves her own post!)

Madison's favorite thing was the Rockin Roadway (the little old time cars you could drive). We rode them many times. She especially loved the pink Cadillac! Which made Pops so happy as he is a fan of old cars. They would put a booster in for her and she would get right in and buckle up proudly exclaiming "I drive car! I go beep-beep!" and off we would go. I am so glad that she isn't going to be driving for many more years b/c if those cars hadn't been on a track we might have ended up in Mexico! She had so much fun and it was great to see her smile!

My dad got better pictures but they are on his camera which I will need to get and upload. You can see Madison's face which is one big smile!

Caleb enjoyed a few rides also. He loved the Veggie Tales Sideshow Spin (a mini roller coaster) and we didn't get any pictures of him on it b/c both Pops and I were on it with him and Nana was holding a sleeping Madison so she didn't snap any pictures either. Caleb and Pops also rode the Lemon Twist (spinning tea cup ride)but no pictures were taken b/c I was riding something with Taylor and Nana was holding the sleeping Madison. (Madison only slept about 30 minutes we just rode alot of things while she was sleeping b/c the lines weren't very long yesterday). He also loved the Amazing Flying Elephants! He rode it about 5 or 6 times. Pops rode it a couple times in a row with him while I rode a couple of bigger rides with Taylor.

Caleb's favorite ride was the Smoky Mountain River Rampage though. We waited till the end of the day to ride it so when we got wet we could change clothes and then be done for the day. We rode it 3 times in a row. The whole time he was laughing and having a blast. He got the wettest of us. It was only him, Taylor and me as Nana and Pops didn't want to get wet and Madison would get on it. I think she would have liked it if we could have convinced her to get on bit we couldn't.

We also rode the carousel a few times. Taylor and I rode the Shooting Star, Sky Rider, and Dizzy Disk (more to come in next post about Taylor's day). We had such a good time and the kids were so good. We wanted to ride the Dollywood Express b/c Madison and Caleb both love trains but it was out of service :( Madison was so upset as we had talked up the train before we got there and then couldn't ride it. We told her next time we would ride it though.


Sara said...

Laura also loves the veggie tale rollercoaster. We were just there on Sunday and enjoyed that ride together.

April said...

Dollywood is a fun place to play! I'm glad to know you have season tickets now...hmmm...we'll have to coordinate trips sometime! :) So very glad you had a fun day.

Sara said...

I've never been to Dollywood. It sounds like an awesome place for the kiddos. One day Carter will be big enough to enjoy it too. Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.

Melanie said...

Ia always have fun at Dollywood. We haven't taken Carter yet. We aren't sure if we should take him now or wait until next summer. I love the pics of the kids on the carousel!