We met up with them on Thursday and had a blast going to the Ripley's Aquarium. The Aquarium is special to us because our company designed it, and Kevin actually helped out with that project about 12 years ago. Marek of course loved it, because anything in an aquarium is amazing..
We also did the Ripley's Mirror Maze and me, my mom and dad did the Ripley's Haunted Mansion. That was AWESOME! It was actually pretty spooky and really well done. Kevin and my dad rode on the Motion simulated rides. After that we headed over to Ober Gatlinburg and rode the big tram over the mountains. Not to our luck.... a HUGE storm came through and the power went out almost 15 minutes after getting to the top. We were stuck at the top of the mountain for over 3 hours. We made do, and entertained ourselves. Marek didn't seem to care..
After we finally made it down, my mom threw Kevin a surprise party in our hotel room. It was a surprise to me too. And then we went and ate at a really fantastic Italian dinner for Kevin's birthday. It was a wonderful visit. And fantastic to see them. :)
Here is a picture after arriving in Gatlinburg for dinner.
Fish at the Aquarium
Inside with the seahorses..
Up up and away to Ober Gatlinburg
He was sooooo into wanting to feel the ice skaing rink. He was loving the skaters. Aunt Alisha would be so proud!