March 04, 2008

Weenie Family Vacation

The Weenie family will be vacationing this year at a few places.

We will be driving this year (yea, no flying to worry about) and our first stop will be the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.

We will be staying in Gatlinburg and visiting the area and the park for a few days. Many interesting things to do in the park. They have a driving loop around the park that we will be doing, probably do some lite hiking too. There are a few waterfalls within the park that I would like to try to hike to (if it's a easy hike).

Not sure if we will do Dollywood or not. Anybody ever been there?

Then our next stop will be the Corvette museum in Bowling Green, KY. Not sure if will be able to do the Corvette Plant Tour or not, depends on timing.

But hey, been in one plant been in them all. Nothing to exciting for me anymore, having been in auto manufacturer plants several hundred times. Although the welding robots are still very cool to me.

Then onto Shipshewana, IN. Amish country. We want to check out the furniture stores in the area because we will be getting some new furniture soon and we are really into Mission style and the Amish certainly know how to do Mission furniture.

Then home.

Vacation will be around Independance day timeframe.

Puppers will be boarded for the week, although Mr Weenie wanted to bring them with us but I couldn't see bringing them with us and making them stay in the hotel room all day or in the car (that is cruel in my opinion). We have a boarding facility they have been to before but are looking for another one that is more fancy with 24 hour on site personnel.

Oh, question, I don't mean to show my ignorance here but does anybody (Tammi) know do the Amish celebrate Independance Day?

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 4, 2008 10:16 AM | TrackBack

Sounds like fun! While I have driven by Dollywood a few times I've never actually gone in. I've visited Gatlinburg in the fall... gorgeous!

Posted by: pam at March 4, 2008 10:25 AM

Dollywood is pretty good as theme parks go. I haven't been in ten years or so, so there's a few new rides I haven't been on. Some of the best things there are the Bald Eagle Rescue aviary, and there's a pretty neat train ride (actual steam train) with a few vignettes acted out by player's. There's also a nice wooden roller coaster, if you like that kind of ride. IMHO, there's worse ways to spend a few entertainment dollars.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at March 4, 2008 08:34 PM

I wish my plans were airplane-free. I'm starting to make my travel plans. I have two weeks. I'm going to New York City, New Hampshire, and Tampa. If I drive, I'm looking at 10 days of driving, leaving me with 1 day in each place. Damn, I do NOT want to deal with airport security.

Posted by: Ogre at March 6, 2008 01:09 PM

Dollywood is very family oriented (read: no beer). We enjoyed it for my son's class trip a few years ago. It's in a very pretty setting.

If you have time, be sure to do some rafting there (I think it's the Nantahala River). That was the best part there for me.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at March 9, 2008 11:25 AM