ZOMG! I’m on VACATION!!!
I’m pretty excited to finally be here in Gatlinburg. This morning I woke up and my mom and I headed out for the 7ish hour drive to get across the state of Tennessee into the mountains.
Isn’t it funny how a day of traveling even when you don’t do anything makes you crazy tired? After sitting in the car all day I’ve gotten super tired! I’m used to sitting for a bit then taking breaks and walking around. Putting me in one place for hours upon hours makes me crazy. I’m definitely going to try and sleep through as much of the flight to Australia as possible next week.
But we finally made it and have settled into the hotel room. Since my mom has been walking a lot just for this trip we have a hotel that is a little out of the way from the main touristy strip in Gatlinburg so we can get a little extra walking in during the vacation. I was grateful she wanted to do this, even though it is going to be freezing and possibly snowy when we are walking. I feel like getting enough exercise in during this trip won’t be a problem! Woohoo!
However, food is a different story. I’m going to try and stay accountable to what I’m eating by posting it either on the blog or on twitter. I might even take pictures if I can remember. But already today I’ve eaten fast food twice! TWICE!
Breakfast: McDonald’s sausage mcmuffin and hashbrown
Lunch: KFC 3 chicken strips, green beans, mashed potatoes, biscuit with honey
Better food choices could have been made, I’m sure. But I’m on vacation remember? We will hit up some decent restaurant places for future meals because I get sick of fast food super quick (already).
Update:: Went to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co for dinner and I didn’t have shrimp.
I had a salad with chicken and it was delicious!
The restaurant was pretty cool. The waiters did trivia about the movie and there was stuff from the movie all over the place. If you loved the movie you would love the restaurant. Or if you loved shrimp. My mom really loved the shrimp.
I like that last sign because it reminds me to stop, slow down, take a breathe, enjoy this.
This vacation is less about me having fun and more about my mom having a stress free break from her crazy daily life. Her 60th birthday is Jan 16 so we are celebrating now and I am giving her this vacation as her present since she never does anything nice for herself. You need to take time out from your stresses and worries to have a little fun now and again no matter who you are. I’m trying to teach everyone I know this – starting with my mom!
So the plan for the next couple of days isn’t set. We are just going to walk around and see what there is to see. The only things I know we will do for sure are go on a ride to the top of a mountain so my mom can see the views and the aquarium because it is awesome. Beyond that just good food and fun and no worrying about stuff at home!
What do you like to do on vacations?