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Our Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium

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About Ripleys Aquarium: “There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg.”  Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around makes the town of Gatlinburg a “natural” location for a world-class aquarium, voted America’s #1 aquarium by TripAdvisor! Our Trip: The Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was the beginning of day two of our Pigeon Forge Adventure.  This was so much fun!  We have been to several aquariums and

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Our Visit to the Garden of Eden

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About Parrot Mountain: If you like Thomas Kinkade’s Art work and the beauty of the smoky mountains you’re going to love this place.   “I’ve never seen this many birds in one place, this must be somewhat like the garden of eden must have been like, a spiritual oasis, the most beautiful and peaceful place I have ever been in, Is this heavens gate, Little paradise and so on I’ve learned so much about the care and well being of these magnificent creatures. Horticulturists say “these gardens rival the best”. Our Trip: We

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The Pigeon Forge Countdown is ON!

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Our family is so EXCITED to be taking another awesome vacation this fall. This year, my husband, 3 kids and I are going to Pigeon Forge, TN! I just know this is going to be an AMAZING trip and all of you get to come along. Acadiana Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram  has agreed to provide a minivan for our family to drive on our vacation as well! This is going to be a BLAST! I hope you all enjoy coming along with us on our journey. Our first stop will be

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Make a SPLASH at Gulf Islands Water Park!

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At the risk of sounding completely stupid; I’m going to tell you that I had no idea Gulfport was so close to Lafayette, LA!  I have lived here for almost 6 years and really thought it was a 6-8 hour drive away.  Well, guess what?  Gulfport, Mississippi is only a 3 hour drive from Lafayette, Louisiana!  I can’t believe that it is that close and I never checked it out!  I was given an awesome opportunity to take my children to Gulf Islands Waterpark and jumped at the opportunity!  We