Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg trip ~part 2

A week later I'm finally getting around to posting part 2 of our trip story. So sorry about the delay. It's been a rough week and I'm glad to be starting a new one!

Last weekend my son and I went to TN for the weekend. We went to the BBQ festival and the Pattern Hutch on Friday night. Saturday morning we went to Hardee's for a bacon/egg biscuit, then to a "As Seen on TV" store to pick up something for a friend of mine. After that we headed to Gatlinburg!
Part of the reason we went on this trip was to check out the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival & Games. We found out recently that some of our heritage is Scottish. My 16 yr. son went online and researched our clan, our tartan, etc. He got so excited about it! So, we just had to find a Scottish games event to visit. BBQ Festival, shopping at the Pattern Hutch, and Scottish Games. Fun weekend!

We are originally from the MacMillan clan, even though my maiden name is Bell. How does that happen??? My son knows of course, cause he looked it up. Me, I have no idea. :)

I took so many photos, that I'm putting them in a slide show for you. You'll see my hippie looking son in one photo. He was talking to a guy from our clan. Haircut is coming this week. I promise!

My son, he can't wait to go again! It was $18 to get in for me and $8 for my son cause he had his student id. I think $18 is way too much money! We had some Scottish food and my son even tried haggis. I watched. :) Heard some Scottish music and watched some pretty good size, tough looking guys doing some games. Look for the green beard. ;)

It was hot and muddy. I was glad to leave, but at least we can say we went to one. :)

I zoomed in on some interesting looking folks and some of them had no idea I was taking their picture! sneaky, sneaky. Love that zoom lense. I couldn't get the slide show to work in this post, so I'll add it below for ya.
I still have one more part of the trip to tell you about. Here's a preview photo from part 3. I'll do my best to get the story posted real soon. :)

I've also got lots of new prims in different stages of completement, so I'll be posting new photos of them as I get them finished. Primitive cowboy Raggedy Andy dolls, prim crow & ladybug wreath, penny rugs and lots of prim stitcheries.


OldeAnnie said...

Love that makes me think of Cade's Cove! Sounds like a fun trip, especially learning about your heritage. Can't wait to see your slide show. I know all too well about "hippie" sons. Trying to get my 12 year old to cut his! There's a pic of him on my blog. One of these days...! LOL! ~~Annie

Tins and Treasures said...

Hi, Doreen, I missed the photo of your son? Anyway, it looks like a fun time. Have a great Memorial Day ~Natalie

Jody said...

Glad to hear that you got to spend some great time with your son!