Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dollywood!

I've just returned from a two week trip down south with some gal pals. We had a blast visiting Dollywood, Memphis, and Nashville before driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains on our way home. I've been a fan of Dolly ever since I was a little girl and was so excited to spend a couple days in her hometown of Pigeon Forge, TN while visiting her theme park and checkin' out the crazy sights that this small southern town has to offer... check it out

yay road trip!
Our hotel room was complete with a beautiful view of an upside down building?! Pigeon Forge is full of weird museums, dinner theaters, touristy restaurants, and a million gift shops all located within a 5 mile stretch of highway in the middle of no where.
woohoo we made it!buddies in love
freshly hatched and obviously excited
waiting in line for rides doesn't have to be boring when one of your pals has an iphone
dolly's closet- a gift shop where you can dress up just like her
two of my favorite ladies- dolly and loretta
dolly was first introduced to the public through The Porter Wagner Show in the 60's. He hired her to replace Norma Jean after she had left the show to become a big movie star. Porter was a major contributor to Dolly's success and was the reason she wrote "I will always love you". This is one of his awesome costumes from the show. Man I need a bedazzler BAD
in the Dolly museum you can sit at a parlor and try on many different Dolly hairstyles. We sat a little too long, and had way too much fun playin' around with her hair through the ages.
the 1950's themed section of the park was one of our favorites. All the cool cars, sweet music, and retro style shows were pretty sweet.

choo choo train up the mountain was a nice break from roller coasters, but left us covered in soot.
lazer shootin' country zombies!
we left the hotel in a rush for memphis but not before building a body out of pillows in the bed for housekeeping to find. hehe
couldn't leave pigeon forge without checkin' out Sexy Stuff.
Thank you Ms. Dolly for a wonderful time...






5 comments:

heather said...

oh my god! so awesome! your trip looked incredible. ryan and i are taking a road trip next week to tennessee. visiting for the first time. hitting up nashville and memphis... ending in graceland. so funnnnn! can't wait. thanks for the inspiration!!

Sar Sar Binks said...

omg!!!!!! you have to check out graceland too! http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11097
i'll be posting more about the other places we visited but you will probably be away by the time i get around to it...have fun darlin' ;)

Violet said...

Haha. Love that body of pillows. Sending this to Kinger Liger Berry to see. He's out there. How was the southern food? What was on your music playlist for this trip? V

Bridget said...

so fun sarah!! looks like you had a blast!

Sar Sar Binks said...

violet, we had everything on blast in the car from tlc to dolly, clinic to wanda jackson. we brought all our cassettes, cds, and ipods and kept the rotation pretty fresh. the southern food was delish- memphis has really good bbq. more on that later. we ate at arcades most of the time we were in pigeon forge. you know, gotta keep my galiga skills in check whenever the opportunity arises. xo