We also hung out downtown Gatlinburg, shopped in Pigeon Forge, hit historical sites, and drove the arts and crafts circuit. My favorite shopping was at the NOC outdoor store. I racked up on some good deals. We spent too long in Pigeon Forge shopping, but with growing kids, outlets can be a great way to do a one stop rush to get some much needed additions to the wardrobes. Raeley finally found her tan pants for work. Jonathan and Cameron really needed new sneakers, and me, well, I can always find something I think I need! I got Cameron a swimsuit for $5 and Jonathan got Nike Lunars for $30. I scored a beautiful shirt from J Crew for less than $30, and a cute dress from Tommy Hilfiger for around $30 also. We took time out from shopping to eat lunch at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. It was a cool experience and how could we pass up getting a bag of fresh apples?
We were there for a week, and we ate most meals either from the cooler or at the condo. The kids also had their schoolwork to keep up with. They would do that while I cooked dinner, which worked since it was too rainy to go swimming. Cameron loves swimming, so if there's a pool, she wants to be in it. We were wet so much on our trip, though, that everyone had enough of water by the time we got back to the condo.