Shows to See in Pigeon Forge, TN #Blackwoodsshow

Are you looking for shows to see in Pigeon Forge, TN? We took a week long vacation to the Smoky Mountains. It should come to no surprise to anyone that has been reading our blog long, or anyone that knows us well (or even just a little bit). The truth is, we absolutely LOVE the state of TN and would relocate here in a heartbeat if the opportunity ever came available! Enough about me...we have been coming here for years and this was our very first time visiting the Blackwoods Morning Variety Show. We received complimentary tickets for our review, but I must say...the show was totally worth any amount of money we would have paid to see it! The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show runs every Tuesday through Sunday at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. Shows start at 10am, and I must say this is the best way to get your day stated while visiting the Pigeon Forge area! This world famous family has won 8 Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards and 5 All American Music Awards! Now THAT'S … [Read more...]

Let’s Pretend It’s Summer -Castaway Bay Water Park Giveaway

We were invited to an event at Castaway Bay water park. They asked that we come with our swim suits and be prepared to have some fun, and they weren't lying! We had so much fun at Castaway Bay that our boys (and my husband and I) can't wait to go back! But first, I must tell you that we were invited to come stay at Castaway Bay overnight at no cost, however we were not compensated for our opinions and all opinions expressed are our own. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a real treat! The lobby itself is so warm and inviting and the workers are so friendly and helpful. One of my boys wanted to know if we could just move into the room we stayed in! When I say that the team at the Castaway Bay water park went above and beyond to make this a great trip for our whole family, I am definitely not exaggerating! When we got to our room we were surprised with a FUN gift basket (bucket) full of toys and other fun things for the kids to enjoy! (The whistles may or may not … [Read more...]

Tennessee Attractions: Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Show

Are you looking for Tennessee Attractions? Look no further because we have just what you are looking for! We recently took a trip to the Smoky Mountains in search of a fun time with our family. Not only did we have a blast, but we experienced a lot of new attractions that we had never yet visited in all of the years we have been going to TN. About Hatfield & McCoy's Dinner Show: The Hatfield and McCoy families are neighbors who do NOT get along at all. During the show you will see live dancing and musical performances from both families. They will compete at a talent show and try to beat each other out. The show is not only funny, but full of wonderful and talented actors. There is a 5 time Yodeling Champion, professional dancers, banjo and guitar players---garbage can players (I kid you not, and they are amazing!) It doesn't end there though, the food is delicious! You will definitely not leave hungry as they will serve you a full course meal from the fried chicken, … [Read more...]

Things to do in Pigeon Forge: The Comedy Barn

If you have never visited the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, then you really are missing out, there are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge! It is our family favorite and we try to go back as often as we can. On this particular trip we were able to catch a show at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, TN. About The Comedy Barn Theater: The Comedy Barn Theater was voted the most award winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains. They feature magicians, ventriloquists, comedians, the World Famous Comedy Barn Canines, Arnold, the Mind-Reading Pig and more! The comedy barn attraction offers clean comedy for the whole family, and we really do mean that! As a matter of fact, the children at the show were included and invited to be a part of the show from time to time. It was great fun for everyone attending, and our children now feel like little stars after their debut on stage! Warning: If you have never visited The Comedy Barn, we must warn you, what you are … [Read more...]

Start With a Vacation Packing List

Have you been planning a summer vacation and are clueless as to what you need to add to your packing list? Don't feel bad because many of us are. We once traveled with our children and realized we had left some pretty important stuff at home, like our son's contact solution and case. Luckily we never vacation far from shopping centers and have always been able to stop in quick to pick up the needed items, but it is much more convenient when we have all of the items with us and do not need to spend the extra money. Vacation Packing Lists I tend to make a separate list for each person in our family. Everyone has their own needs and while one may need diapers and another may need contacts, not everyone does. We also give everyone their own bags that they are expected to help pack. You may think it's a chore, but packing is excited and fun for the children and they actually enjoy helping. It's the step that is getting them one step closer to the awesome vacation that has been keeping … [Read more...]