Alas, I am back in the real world and I can't complain! I do love being home :) It's nice that we live between the beach and the mountains. We don't have to drive very far to get to either of them.
Random thought about my last post . . . I know that when I take pictures of my kids and family when we are at the beach, or anywhere really, that there will be times when other people that I don't know will be in my pictures. I just want to say that if you are those other people that are in my pictures, I apologize! I also want to say that I realize I am probably in beach pictures that other people take and I would also like to apologize for that. I would hate for anyone that have a picture of me in a bathing suit. Jeez.
|Beautiful NC mountains|
For for part 2 of our vacation, we went to Tweetsie Railroad. It was so much fun! My parents took me and my sister to Tweetise a few times when we were little and I couldn't wait to share the experience with my girls. We had perfect weather for our visit!
There are things like this Teepee and wagon all around the park that you can get in and pose for pictures :) You know the momarazzi has to have tons of photo ops!
We took the chair lift to Miner's Mountain . . .
|Me and Adrianna! See Aaron and Ava in the chair behind us?|
At the top of Miner's Mountain you can pan for gold or gems . . .
And feed the Goats, Deer, Emu, Llamas, Burrows, Miniature Horses and Pot Bellied Pigs at Deer Park. . .
The little Pygmy goat in the picture above stuck with me for a little bit. I think he just wanted his picture taken. I was surprised that it took Adrianna, our animal lover, a while to warm up to actually feeding the goats. She would hold her hand out then snatch it back as soon as the goats would come up. Finally, she let them eat out of her hand and realized it wasn't that bad!
Adrianna even took her shoes off so we could see her socks "glow".
There were some other rides on Miner's Mountain that the kids weren't interested in riding so we made our way back down to the Country Fair.
I faced a fear of mine and rode my first Ferris Wheel!! In Adrianna's words I was skerd!!
Ava rode with Aaron and Adrianna rode with me. I had my hand on her little leg in a death grip about the whole time. I'm not sure if it was because I felt like she was safer and wouldn't fall out if I held onto her or if it was because of my fear of being on that swinging contraption so high up in the air.
Bumper cars were up next! They weren't actually "bumper cars" I guess. You just drove around a one lane track. No bumping. Unless you count when we were parking, the girl behind us rammed into us so hard that our heads snapped back and the attendant came to check to see if we were OK. That was a bump.
Ava rode with me and Adrianna rode with Aaron. . .
|That's Aaron and Adrianna in front of us!|
I let Ava steer . . .
The girl cannot drive straight!
Next up was a ride on the big train!
While we were waiting for the next train the girls took the opportunity to pose in a few more of the wagons and on some more horses . . .
|Oh yeah, real horses :) Adrianna loved that part!|
|Ignore the blur and this man's head . . .|
We met up with some friends of ours to ride some more rides. Aaron and Adrianna rode the Tilt-a-whirl with them. Ava was going to ride but decided at the last minute that she didn't want to. She doesn't do so well on those types of rides. I don't either. Everyone enjoyed the ride and lined up to do it again. After Ava saw how much fun they had she decided she would ride. She loved it! I have no idea why I don't have those pictures but for some reason I can't find them. I know I took several!
Aaron wanted me to ride this thing with him. The Round-up. It starts off flat then starts spinning around and raises up. Yeah, right. Never fear, he was able to ride with our friend that we were hanging out with!
We rode the train again for the last ride of the day. This time the "show" was a little different. As we were boarding the train there was quite a commotion out on the main street. An Indian stole one of the Can-Can girls and the Cowboys hopped on the train with us to go save her!
Needless to say, the Cowboys saved the day and rescued the Can-Can dancer.
We had a blast at Tweetsie Railroad! I can't wait to go back next year :) After we left, we went to dinner with our friends then hit the rode for the ride back home.
Here are a few more instagram and picframe pics . . .
|The kids are in jail again!|
OK, so I was able to fulfill a childhood dream . . . I know it sounds silly but I have always wanted to have one of these old timey photos made! So we did! Well, the girls and I did. Aaron wouldn't do it. Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a saloon girl (not a real one!) in one of these photos. The girls wanted to be Indians so I was an Indian, too! Sorry for the horrible photo of the photo!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my vacation pics!
The pictures in this post we all taken with my iPhone.