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18 April 2017 @ 12:27 pm
Tennesssee Trip / Birthday Report  

This was my late birthday/easter selfie.

The weather was beautiful! We couldn' t have asked for better weather. It was in the 80's the whole time and sunny.
These are all my band kids that went on the trip.

So the first day of our trip was really fun! All kids loved it!

We went zip lining first. I didn't because I'm terrifed of heights but those that wanted zip line, we played dutch blitz.

After everyone got done zip lining, we all got fitted up with our rafting gear. I'm not a very adventurous person so I was kind of nervous for rafting. Luckly I was with my friend Opie. He helps keep me from freaking out most of the time. During our 1 1/2 trip down the Pigeon River two of our group members fall out but don't worry we got them back in and they were fine. I found rafting fun and terrifying at the same time. I would probably do it again.

When went to dinner in Gatlinburg at Bubba Gump's. They surprised be with the waiters and waitresses singing to me and two other people for our birthdays. After dinner we broke off in our groups and explored the cool little town Gatlinburg. I had a whole group of girls so guess what we did. We shopped! I mean what else would a group of 7 females do. Gatlinburg is such a neat town. There so much going on. After we got done exploring we went back to the hotel and the kids swam for a little bit and surpised us again with a huge cake for me and the other twos birthdays. Then we went to bed. I say my birthday was pretty great. :D

Our second day was mostly in Nashville.

First thing we did when we got to Nashville was get a tour at the RCA recording studio. The band and show choir also had the opportunity to record a song where so many talented and famous musicians have recorded before. Like Elvis and Dolly Parton. It was so cool and our little band sounded great! The Coudersport Marching Band made our mark in music history. (the picture above is in the RCA recording studio)

Next we went to the Country Music Hall of Fame. That's where the band performed outside and the Show Choir performed inside. Both groups did a wonderful job! I was so proud all of our kids! After all the performance were down we did a self guided tour of the museum.

For lunch we went to the Wild Horse Saloon. We had BBQ foods and the kids also got to hear their records for the first time. SO COOL! Then we had a line dancing lesson which was really fun.

Then it was time to head back to Pigeon Forge. We had dinner at cool restaurant and kids had a lot of time at the pool. My three friends and I played Dutch Blitz which was super fun.

Our last and final day in Tennessee. First we went to the Mountain Coaster. I was brave and went on it. Again I'm not an adventurous person so it took a lot for me to go on it. After that we went to Dollywood.

Dollywood was nice. My period decided to pay me a visit so I was kind of crampy and was feeling a litte blah so I didn't end up riding any rides. I figured I really didn't want to push myself too much. My girls had a fun on the rides and of course we did more shopping and had lunch together so it was still fun. Also I got to have Dip'n Dots! :)

After Dollywood we had dinner at Dixieland Stampede. That was a lot of fun to. Was a dinner theater kind of thing. Then it was get on the bus and travel 12 hours to get back to Coudersport, PA.

So that's a pretty shortened version of our trip. We all made some many wonderful memories together. I just love all our kids and the people I get to work with. I'm so blessed!

Well I hope you enjoyed my report. Thank you to anyone who reads the whole thing.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!! :DD

emrys_mk: pic#120411055emrys_mk on April 18th, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)

What a great trip and wonderful experience for the students. So glad you had such a nice time. Gatlinburg is full of fun things to do; I want to go back :-)

beccathegleek: Arthur/Merlin - Stay w/ Me (SAD) - Merlinarnialover7 on April 22nd, 2017 10:35 pm (UTC)
It was such a wonderful experience for them! Gatlinburg is full of lots of things. You seriously need like a day or two to take it all in. Yes! I would love to go back some day! :D
Julie: Michiko to Hatchin ★ unstruck matchesragnarok_08 on April 18th, 2017 06:23 pm (UTC)
Glad that you had such a fun trip :D
beccathegleek: Liam - SMILE - Teen Wolfnarnialover7 on April 22nd, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!! ♥ It was so fun! :D
sometimes, red riding hood will eat the wolf.wretched on April 18th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
So glad that you had fun on your trip, and your band had a great performance!! :D
beccathegleek: Scott - One Eye FOCUSED - Teen Wolfnarnialover7 on April 22nd, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! ♥
Joss: (river archie muted)aravishermione on April 18th, 2017 07:14 pm (UTC)
That sounds like such a great trip!! I wouldn't have done zip-lining or rafting lol but the other stuff sounds amazing and great for the kids. It sounds so awesome!

At the end of May I'll be going to Nashville (well, about 40 min away but we're going to rent a car) for a Professional Skaters Assoc annual conference. Some of us are going a day early to sightsee. I'm really excited! Of everything you got to see, what was your favorite?
beccathegleek: Archie/Betty - Standing - Riverdalenarnialover7 on April 22nd, 2017 10:41 pm (UTC)
It was awesome!! I wasn't going to go rafting but I thought what the heck! I'm probably not going rafting on my birthday too many times. Yes the other non-adventurous stuff was really my favorite part of the whole trip.

My favorite stuff was going to RCA recording studio and Country Music Hall of Fame was really neat to see as well. Are you just going to be staying near Nashville?

Joss: (river jug back)aravishermione on April 23rd, 2017 11:31 am (UTC)
The conference is actually in Franklin, which is like 40-50 minutes away from Nashville so once the conference starts (since the hours are always 8am to 5:30pm) we won't get a chance to sightsee much. However, four of us are chipping in to rent a car and getting there a day early so we can drive to Nashville. Thanks for the recs!! I'm really excited!!
beccathegleek: Archie - Varsity Jacket - Riverdalenarnialover7 on April 23rd, 2017 01:49 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!:D Oh, I just remembered! Broadway Street in Nashville is a very happening place. There is live music going on 24/7. We just walked down the street to get to one of our destinations so we really didn't to take it in too much. I hope you have loads of fun exploring Nashville! ♥
Joss: (river betty holtz)aravishermione on April 23rd, 2017 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh sweet, thanks!!
beccathegleek: Betty - Little Smile (happy) - Riverdalenarnialover7 on April 23rd, 2017 02:10 pm (UTC)
No problem! Glad to help! :D
Chelsea: PLL → Spencersictransits on April 18th, 2017 10:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome trip! That was so nice of them to sing & get a cake for your birthday. And so cool that the band got to record a song in the studio! :D
beccathegleek: Emma - Pretty in Pink & Flower - OUaTnarnialover7 on April 22nd, 2017 10:44 pm (UTC)
It was such a fun trip! It really was, I felt so special the whole day. :D Yes, it really was so cool to witness my little band kids making a recording. Such a cool memory. :D

liadtbunny: Bulman Yay :Dliadtbunny on April 19th, 2017 02:28 pm (UTC)
Your trip sounds great and I'm glad you had a nice birthday too:)
beccathegleek: Kara - Red - Supergirlnarnialover7 on April 22nd, 2017 10:46 pm (UTC)
It was so great! Awww thank you! I had a lovely birthday. :)
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on April 24th, 2017 04:51 am (UTC)
Glad y'all had a great trip! It sounds like a really fun weekend. I wouldn't have ziplined either, tbh.
beccathegleek: Emma/Hook - That Looks Much Better - OUanarnialover7 on April 24th, 2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
It was so fun! I want to do it again! :D
💋: over the other sidemaybe on May 4th, 2017 04:08 pm (UTC)
Nice pictures ( ! ) Glad you had a great time on your trip and got to do all those fun things. Zip lining sounds fun in theory, but I'm too much of a chicken to actually do it. lol
beccathegleek: Connor - Looking Down - HTGAWMnarnialover7 on May 12th, 2017 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥ Yeah, thought about trying zip lining but I knew once I got up I would freak out. So I stayed on the ground. lol