Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas At Dollywood


Dollywood at Christmas time.  The fill the park full of lights and have a Light Parade every night.  The park has 10 different shows that occur through out the day in different theaters.  Sunshine and I, along with a good friend, attended 5 of them.  The Christmas on Ice skate show was excellent.  The group that performed was from New York City.  There was Christmas in the Smokies and O Holy Night.  We enjoyed every one of the shows.  There are live performers, singers, actors, and skaters.  There were lots of kids in the park while we we there and they were all excited.

The best part is they do not shy away from telling everyone that Christmas is about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  There are not many places you can go today to enjoy the true Christmas story and this was a welcome change of pace.

Now I live in northern Virginia, and Dollywood is in eastern Tennessee, somehow Sunshine was able to talk me into buying season tickets.  So we will be returning, probably not before Christmas, but returning none the less.

Have a great day and Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

I do not know how many of you travel over the busy travel weekend in America, but I do.  I never return home the Sunday after thanksgiving.  Why?  The traffic on I-95. Need a describe more?  When the average speed on an Interstate is 20 MPH for over 300 miles, there is no need for my fuzzy butt to be there and add the the frustration.

This weekend I traveled close to 1300 miles this weekend.  We went to my parent's house, my gradson's house, Dollywood, and back home.  We ate, we had fellowship and we played with the grandson.  I am so thankful for my family and my friends.

Have a great night, and let the Christmas season begin. My wife and I will be transforming our home into a Christmast wonderland over the next couple of days.  Exciting times are ahead.