Sunday, March 16, 2014

Shamrock City 2014

*** I apologize for the insane amount of pictures in this post.

Last weekend we took Caleb to Rock City to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early. It was beautiful outside and I couldn't miss out on that! We have some serious Spring Fever going on around our house...

Ryan and I bought Caleb a family membership to Rock City for Christmas. We really would like to see it year round because they plan some fun family activities throughout the year and celebrate various holidays. 

Shamrock City was a whole lotta green and Irish awesomeness! 


We started out with a kid's treasure hunt. We basically made several stops to put shamrock stickers on Caleb's map. 


And he had to get a treat at the first stop: The Fudge Kitchen

Get a sticker and hype your kids up on pure sugar all in one place, y'all! 



I don't think Ryan wanted to cooperate with our green theme for the day. For some reason he just doesn't let me pick out his outfits... He says Tennessee Orange goes with everything. 


I had to confiscate the candy early on. Even though he was smiling in these pictures, he was tired and ready for a nap. 


I've never been to Rock City during the day. I usually come just for the Christmas lights each year. I finally got to walk the swinging bridge. 

I am severely afraid of heights. This was crazy scary! 


But I made it! 


They colored the falls green! 


No Irish celebration would be complete without bagpipes, right? 


I ended up sitting beside a woman while Caleb played. An older gentleman in a kilt sat directly in front of us....legs wide open....left absolutely nothing to the imagination! We literally died....

The lady and I ended up talking for a while since we both have an aversion to older men in kilts. 



To get me over the initial shock of being flashed in public, Ryan got me a cup of green wine. It was way too sweet! 


The sweet lady took a picture of the three of us....
I think Caleb noticed the older man in the kilt....


We mined for treasure....and fueled Caleb's obsession with rocks. 


And met the Rock City elf. 








We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful city. 





It was so very pretty! 






I absolutely adore his little grins! 






Four hours of Shamrock City fun was exhausting! We crashed hard Saturday night! 

6 comments:

  1. Well, at least the mystery as to what's under the kilt is solved!

    Looks like a fantastic place and a wonderful day.

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    1. I could have done without solving that mystery....

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  2. I LOVED all those pictures! Looks like ya'll had a great time!

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  3. I agree - Tennessee Orange DOES go with everything! :) Go Vols!

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    1. Woo hoo! Another Tennessee girl! I love it!!!!

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