How bad I have needed a vacation and boy was I so glad when it came time to pack! We decided to go to Pigeon Forge, TN this year. It's only 2 1/2 hours away and we already have Dollywood passes, so we couldn't pass up going over and staying a week. We always make a couple trips a year just for the weekend, so we where very excited to stay for a full week.
We enjoyed Dollywood and Splash Country and will for sure by passes again. We spent a few days over in Cades Cove and plan to take our bikes next time so that we can really enjoy it better. If you ever go over to the Pigeon Forge area, I suggest you visit Cades Cove. Cades Cove is part of the Great Smokie Mountains and it's a great place to see lots of wildlife in their natural environment.
I will say that I think my husband and son loved this part the most. Look at the rack on those deer. ;o)
We spent time at the Ripley's Aquarium and we all enjoyed that esp. our little man.
We had a great vacation and I can't wait for next years vacation to come!