Our son’s school started fall break today. Yes, it is Thursday. He only gets a two day (okay, four-day counting the weekend) fall break. A Facebook friend called it a “fall blink”… because you blink and it’s over.
Just so you know, today there is a 90% chance of rain. It’s a cool, dreary, rainy day. Spending the day indoors doing rainy day fun stuff, like playing Catan and watching family movies are on the agenda.
But I digress.
When I found out at the beginning of the school year that he wouldn’t be getting a full week off for fall break, I knew I didn’t want to go somewhere that required a lot of traveling. I hate spending half the time (or more) on a vacation/break traveling.
Especially in a car.
With a child.
So, we decided we would just stay local. We only live 30-60 minutes away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg (and the Great Smoky Mountains), which makes for a great fall break.
And tomorrow, that’s exactly what we will be doing. I love this time of year in our area, so after we go check out the Hollywood Wax Museum (I’m not sure who is more excited about this, my son or ME), we plan on driving up to the Smokies to see the fall colors.
It’s hard for me to be unbiased about this area of Tennessee, but it truly should be a family fun vacation destination for everyone… at least once in your lifetime.
We’ve never been to a wax museum before… I’m sure it’s going to be a family fun thing to do. I know it’s one of the relatively new tourist attractions in Pigeon Forge.
Stay tuned, because I’m sure I’ll take lots of photos and I’ll share them along with our wax museum experience with you, soon.
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