We're ba-ack! Wednesday morning we all dinked around, sleeping in and then poking around getting all our bags packed and into the car. Tuesday night I rearranged the suitcases so we'd have everything we needed to only take the smaller one into the hotel on Wednesday night. The hotel breakfast was almost over by the time we got down there and everything was so gross-looking, we left and went to the Golden Corral breakfast buffet instead. We discussed our plans for the day and decided to do another round of go karts, followed by a trip to the Rainforest Discovery Zoo located right on the strip in Sevierville. Oh, and as a joke we stopped at the Jerky Outlet. Kaylin had been laughing at the Jerky outlet since the first day of our trip. I totally went there just to tease her, but ended up buying a stick each of ostrich, kangaroo, bison, alligator and elk jerky.
Anyway, the go karts were a blast, the jerky store was fun and the zoo turned out to be much better than I could have imagined. We had originally planned to go to the Knoxville Zoo, but after looking at their online map, I remembered how hilly the place is and I didn't really want to walk it in my cast. We left the zoo (our last stop in the area) a few minutes before 1pm and started discussing where we'd stop for the night and what we'd do (if anything) on Thursday. Kaylin almost had a fit and said we should drive straight through. She wanted to see the cats, was (gasp) sick of swimming and couldn't see any reason to drive two days in a row. Logan strongly agreed. I was really surprised, but sort of relieved because I didn't really want another night at a hotel or a trip to yet another touristy destination either.
We made a few quick stops for food, gas and restrooms, but otherwise drove straight through and arrived home at 10:30pm. The cats were happy to see us. It's good to be out of the horrible trafficy tourist trap and sitting in my comfy chair with my computer. It's nice to still be off work for another three days. Logan just dumped his large basket of a jillion Hot Wheels cars and is setting up a huge traffic jam to help me remember what we just left. Yeah. Thanks buddy! I imagine the neighbor kids will be over in the next 30 minutes for the remainder of my time off. I need to go clean tons of stuff out of the van and start on laundry. But mostly I'm going to sit on my butt and relax. I have another doctor appointment on Monday and will hopefully find out how much longer I'll have to wear the cast. Yippee skippy.