The next day we headed back to Silver Dollar City. It turned out to be a great day – not too hot and not too crowded. Dad, Drake, Meiling, and Noah rode some rides while Mom and I watched and took pictures. At about 2 we watched the show “Luma,” which was pretty good. After lunch, we split up – Dad took all of the children to tour Marvel Cave while Mom went to the shops.
The cave was awesome! I am so glad we went. It was definitely different from my last caving experience, which was in a much smaller cave without lights or walkways. Marvel cave had walkways, stairs, lights, and a train to take you the rest of the way out, and it was quite large.
On Saturday morning and early afternoon, Mom and I went shopping while the boys went swimming. We picked out some games, since we had forgotten to bring any with. The two we purchased are “Angry Birds: On Thin Ice” and “Dicecapades.” I really liked the second game, and the Angry Birds game was fun too.
After coming home from shopping, we just chilled, or as my brother would put it, we were chillaxing.
Sunday wasn’t all that exciting, either. We went to church, ate lunch, and I had a nap, as well as a most of my family. We played Dicecapades in the evening.
I didn’t mention in my last post, but we did some grocery shopping after going to Silver Dollar City on Thursday. This wouldn’t be exciting except for one little thing – WE GOT POP-TARTS! I love Pop-Tarts. I know, I know. I try to eat healthy, and I love Pop-Tarts. But. We were on vacation. And they were SO good. So imagine, if you will, me eating at least one each morning after breakfast. Mmmmm…
Be forewarned: there are lots of pictures in this post. So many that I am postponing the Dicecapades pictures until tomorrow.
Friday – Meiling and Drake being silly
The view from our condo’s balcony
At Silver Dollar City – pretty flowers
Riding the swings
More pretty flowers
There are all kinds of interesting signs
Still more pretty flowers
While everybody else was in line for a ride, I had some fun with Mom and Drake
Drake has those toe shoes (although you can see that in the photo so this caption is totally unnecessary)
Dad, Meiling, and Noah on a roller coaster
Look! Even more pretty flowers!
On the teacup ride
An interesting brick pattern on the ground
We stepped into one of the shops, and this potter was making pie plates. It reminded me of Isaiah 64:8 –
“But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our
we are all the work of your hand.”
Meiling being funny while we waited for lunch
A hole in the roof of the cave, looking to the ceiling
Looking back up (these are not the greatest pictures)
Isn’t God’s creation amazing? The photos can’t and don’t do the real thing justice.
This photo is so pink because the waterfall was lit 🙂
While we were waiting for the train to start (still in the cave), I started getting a little panicky. Meiling solved the problem by saying, ”Look at me! I’ll just make funny faces!”
After the cave, we met back up with Mom. Dad and Noah went on another roller coaster…
…while we road the train (a different train than the one that is in the cave)
Saturday, on a walk – my first successful sunset!
Playing at the playground
My wonderful Drake
Down a gravel road to the lake – this reminded us of walking down our old county road to the creek!
My little peanut butter throwing rocks
I love the reflection
Walking back to the condo