We are in countdown mode at our house for the days left until summer break begins! The little divas are marking off the remaining days of school and making their lists of plans for summer. Their lists can get quite extensive as they love to be very busy. I also love summer in general because it always involves at least one family vacation and lots of quality family time and memories.
Pigeon Forge has been a part of our memories for many summers. It is the perfect time to visit this great destination. The town is full of life and energy. The best part is that Dollywood’s Splash Country is open and nothing says summer better than a little water fun! This summer, a new ride called RiverRush is set to open at Splash Country. It looks like a fun time for sure! Other memorable stops that we are looking forward to this year are the longer park hours during Great American Summer at Dollywood, the Wonders of Flight ride at WonderWorks, and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Pigeon Forge is always growing and expanding so the excitement never ends.
Packing for these summer trips is usually pretty easy for us. The little divas would stay in their swimsuits all day if possible. So swimsuits, sunglasses, and lots of sunscreen are a must for pool time at our lodging and for our trip to Splash Country. Then, of course, there is always a trip up into Great Smoky Mountain National Park, so hiking shoes and hats are a must for that adventure. Then, we just need the normal summer attire for the remaining adventures- comfortable warm weather clothes and flip flops for the day and a jacket for the evenings.
Summer can’t get here soon enough! I am ready to pull out our suitcases and start loading them up.