We awoke to rain on Saturday. It was just a mild drizzle, so we headed a couple miles down the road to Silver Dollar City. It turned out to be a perfect day to go. It was overcast all day and cool. Nick's family was going to skip SDC in pursuit of other things and Brendan's family hadn't gotten tickets yet (the rest of us had already bought some 2 day tickets in a special deal). However, as we were standing in the parking lot preparing to leave, an older lady walked up to my sister and handed her 4 tickets to SDC that they hadn't used. What a blessing. So all 21 of us enjoyed the fun theme park. The picture above was of Braedon and Devin watching the Blacksmith work. They all enjoyed watching them pound the red hot iron! T and G immediately spent some of their hard earned (:-) money at the blacksmith shop!
Next we watched the women make peanut brittle. That was an interesting process. When they were done they said they needed a volunteer to taste test. Out of the 30 people in there, they picked Dev! He was pretty shy, but answered their questions and then deemed the brittle great. In fact, he had to go back later and spend some of his souvenier money on a bag of it for himself!The little kids got some ride action in the mild ride section. Even C rode some stuff. She enjoyed the butterfly ride much more than the hopping frog ride--you can tell by her face!
So we got the riders together and rode the big water innertube thing where you ride through some rapids. Papa was sure that since he outweighs everyone else, he would not get wet (what kind of thinking is that?) And he didn't. . .until the ride was nearly over. BEEP. Guess he was wrong :-) None of us were too wet on the front and it's hard to see in the picture, but our butts were SOAKED!