Okay, first things first. We got there on Saturday and while we were driving up the mountain (yes, UP a MOUNTAIN) and into the drive, we saw a bear just steps away from the place we were staying.
Fish: Father's Day was Sunday, and the whole family spent it together at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. It was quite an impressive aquarium, too - something you wouldn't expect to be found in a mountain town! Kudos to my sister for coordinating the event!
Nathan and Steve get up close and personal with some fish
Matthew's turn! Both boys enjoyed being "inside" the cylindrical fish tank.
Then we took our little sugar bears back to our mountain house and grilled steaks on the deck with the family for our Father's Day dinner. Happy Father's Day, Steve!
P.S. Stay tuned for tomorrow's blog: Tennessee:Dollywood and Dixie Stampede!
P.P.S. To my blog friend who requested traveling tips: don't drive from Minnesota to Tennessee.