Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quotes for Success

I'm trying hard to get back to crochet. I crocheted most of the day yesterday and made good progress on one project. It seems lately that all the projects I'm being hired for all have multiple pieces... matching hat, coordinating handbag etc. So it's really like double the amount of projects.

Here's a quote for you from the Motivations Calendar

Opportunity "If you want to stand out from the crowd, make your own opportunities"

Susan asked about Dollywood. There is plenty to do at Dollywood for people of all ages. Yes, there are plenty of rides and games for the kids. (All the games cost extra, per game $2-$5). For the adults there were multiple music shows and concerts, a bird show and lots of shopping. The shopping was everything from the typical souvenir stuff to handcrafted leather goods. We really didn't shop much at all, but there were many, many shops. The authentic coal-burning train was a hit with our family, even with getting sprinkled with coal dust along the way. We had a two-day pass, but felt we didn't need the second day. Dollywood also has a separate park that is a water park. It looked fun, but we were too sun soaked by then and were ready for some shade. Traffic in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg this time of year is terrible. Apparently this is the worst time of year for traffic. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are connected by a trolley system though, that makes it a little better. In the two cities, you can find every type of kids games like miniature golf, go-carts, rides and every kind of show like: magic, music, Dixie Stampede, Country bears, family comedy, and every kind of museum like: Elvis, vehicles, Ripley's Believe it or not, Wax museum, the Aquarium (which we did), and many more.

Above is another photo from Dollywood. There was a Chapel in the park and this is one of the multiple quilted Religious scenes that were hanging there.


Sara said...

We love the Gatlinburg area! Your picture of the black bear reminds me why I vetoed this year's camping trip to Gatlinburg. The Dixie Stampede gets high raves from my friends. I've never seen it, but may try it some time. The aquarium is wonderful, really worth the price.

Susan said...


Thanks for all of the info on Dollywood.