Got out of dodge

We have had a rough November and December so we decided to get out of dodge and take a spontaneous vacation. We ended up at “Wilderness of the Smokies Lodge” in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area of Tennessee. A friend told us about the lodge and the 60,000 square foot indoor water park that sports a year round temperature of 84 degrees. We thought that it would be a blast for Caleb and a way for David and I to relax some. We were able to book a suite with a living area, kitchen and a very large bedroom. The bedroom itself sleeps 6 and the living area sleeps 4 so there is plenty of space for a large family here.

We checked in around 4 and were at the water park by 4:30. Both Madilyn and Caleb had a blast. The toddler area features a large wading pool, swings, and a small 2 lane slide. Madilyn loved going down the slide and landing in the water. She also enjoyed being in the large wave pool with mommy and daddy- however the waves were a little on the rough side.
Caleb had a blast on the 4 big kid water slides. David and I even took a couple of turns going down the slides. I am sure that Caleb will want to spend all day tomorrow here at the water park and I am good with that.
We had dinner at one of the resort restaurants “The Thirsty Miner.” We were not impressed with the food, so we will probably plan on having most of our meals in town.
Today was a great day with the family, hopefully the next couple of days will be just as good.

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