Friday, December 2, 2011

Updates and Vacation News

Can you believe I haven't been in the craft room in 10 days!?!  Larry has been on vacation and when he is home, I don't craft.  I am going through withdrawals.  Larry goes back to work in the morning and then has Sunday off, which is his normal day off. 

So what have we been doing on vacation?  We had a ball in Pigeon Forge.  We arrived in town Friday afternoon, stopped and picked up our tickets and hotel vouchers.  Come to find out we needed to reserve our tickets for The Trolley Tour of Lights and it only runs Monday-Friday evenings, so we missed out on that.  So we went out to dinner at Tony Roma's and had the best ribs and chicken ever!!  Then we hung out in the hot tub in our room!!

Saturday was a great day.  We went to Parrot Mountain in the morning.  Of course I managed to leave the camera home :(  I did buy a throw away camera but only took a few pictures.  The name of the place says it all...Parrots and Mountain.  There were parrots of all sizes and shapes.  Every Macaw you can think of, conures, and Lories.  And by mountain it is at the top of a mountain but you have to walk uphill all the way through the place and downhill on the way back.  To say the least my back had the worse of me.

Saturday afternoon we went to the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner theater.  The meal was out of this world...fried chicken, soup, corn beard, beans, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, and dessert.  The show was just as good.  We had our picture taken there and I will scan it and share!!

Saturday night we went to the Christmas Specular at the Smokey Mountain Opry.  Fun!  Great singing, dancing, skits and more.  Our plan had been to go next door to Tony Romas for dessert but they closed at 10.  Come to find out...almost all restaurants close at 10.  So we wandered over to Winterfest which was a disappointment.  Rides (all of 5), crofters (all of 6), a skating rink, and a smore's pit.  Wow.  Good thing it was free to get into!  Went back to the hotel and enjoyed our hot tub again.

Sunday we went to Gatlinburg to the 8 Mile Loop which has Arts and Crafts shops.  Well on Sundays...they are all closed!!  So we headed back to Pigeon Forge and got a t-shirt for Katie as she pet sat for us.  And headed home.  Took us 2 and 1/2 hours to go 7 miles.  Then once we were part way home, it took us another 10 minutes to go 5 miles.  Never again will we go on a holiday weekend.  Will we go back again...OH YEA.  I am shooting for September...during the week.

Before we left I had my follow up with my doc.  I had a fasting blood sugar over of 140 a month ago and hemoglobin A1C of 6.3...high normal is 6.2.  Doc said one more high fasting BS and I would be diabetic.  And of course it was.  139.  So I am now diabetic.  GRRR.  So I am checking my blood sugar 2-4 times a day and am suppose to be watching my diet and getting exercise.  Now that vacation is over, I am getting on the band wagon.  I have been taking my BS and know what foods do what.  Starting in the morning, my diet changes and I start walking.  I have been pushing myself with the walking in stores.  I usually use the electric carts cause of my back.  This past week I haven't used one, but have taken more pain pills than usual.  Guess there as to be a trade off. 

So what have we done the rest of vacation.  Clean house.  And take it easy!!  Before we left for Pigeon Forge (yes on Black Friday) we purchased a GPS that sure helped on the trip and I got a Kindle, which is AWESOME!!  And I have figured out how to download library books on it!! 

Heading off now...and back to craft world in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a GREAT time! TN is a beautiful state! I get less crafting done as well when the hubby not at work!!!