I just had to stop at this road sign on our way to Dollywood on Saturday. I was confused as to which direction the road we are traveling on was heading.
Can you tell?
We are finally here. Well, actually it's only about a 40 minute drive, but when you're my size, it seems like it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get anywhere.
I tried this ride (The Timber Tower) but the worker said that I was a bit small and would probably fall out into the water when the tower tilted.
Oh, well. I look pretty cute trying out the seat.
Now, some of these rides are just too frightening. This is the Mystery Mine.
My host family rides everything.
They're pretty much fearless. I just watched.
I tried the seats at the Thunderhead (a wooden roller-coaster) too.
Again, I didn't pass the height requirement.
So I'll just settle for watching the craftsmen at work.
This is Mr. Cal. He's working with leather.
I watched, with fascination, the glass blower making a vase out of really, really REALLY hot sand! How that works, I can never understand.
I got to try to pick out a duck for a prize in the games area.
I didn't win anything, but it was fun to play.
Ah, the Carousel!! Now this was something that I wasn't too small to get on. I did have trouble hanging on to this slick pole when the ride started and the horse began moving up and down.
They have a real steam locomotive at Dollywood that you can take for a 5 mile ride. We didn't go on it because my host was afraid I would get too sooty. She said she usually gets soot in her eyes and on her clothes when she rides. I didn't want to get Nicki's pretty tie-top outfit dirty, so I just posed with the engine.
There are many beautiful trees and flowers in Dollywood. It's very shaded and we had lots of fun there. It certainly was a long, hot day, but I enjoyed it.
I was so exhausted when we left, though, that I fell asleep in the car on the way home. What a day!