Once we arrived we found out they upgraded us to an actual timeshare instead of just a hotel room!
It had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and these lovely stairs that were SO fun to climb up and down over and over!
My new thing when we go on trips is to visit www.tripadvisor.com and find the top rated restaurants in that area. So far it's made all our vacations even better because we get to enjoy AWESOME food! The Italian place we ate at the first night had some killer rolls and a calzone bigger than my head (and I have a huge head)
Zach had never been to a Bubba Gump Shrimp and even though the mandatory timeshare tour took us 6 HOURS (I was starving and having the worst pregnancy pains on my pregnancy so far...I literally almost puked because I needed to eat so badly) we got to grub out on some good food after!
All I wanted on this trip was some SNOW. Since we didn't get to go skiing this Christmas the last time we saw snow was in March in Virginia and it was blown snow so it doesn't really count. We did get to SEE snow this trip even though it didn't stick!
Part of the timeshare deal included $50 to spend at Hard Rock. It was the perfect ending to our little vacation because we got to eat whatever we wanted! Usually we try to eat pretty cheap at restaurants and $50 bought us both sodas (we never both get them haha), both meals with side salads, both desserts, and a souvenir glass! Poor sheltered Zach had never been to a Hard Rock before either and I think he liked it better than Bubba Gump!
I'm so glad we got up early this morning to head home as we had to take quite a detour. We went back the same way we came (through the mountains) and were excited to take pictures of the pretty views. Of course we got all the way into the mountains to discover they had closed down the road due to ice so we had to drive all the way back through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to get to another way home! It took us an extra hour but we did at least stop and get a few scenic view photos!
It was nice to get-away for the weekend especially since after week 34 I'll be stuck at home! Thinking that this was the LAST vacation we'll ever go on without having a baby is so strange! While we still plan to travel a lot without Clover (as it's important for our marriage to keep US first and baby second) we will never again get to travel without worrying about our baby!