Friday we headed out in a caravan with Drew’s troop towards Gatlingburg for a weekend of ice skating, snow tubing, skiing and more fun. We got in around 1am, handed out keys to boys, and found our way to our cozy little room.

Driving through downtown Gatlinburg to our hotelBoy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Saturday morning we got up and shoved down some hotel breakfast before hitting the town. Who can’t go to Gatlinburg without drooling over the caramel apples, taffy, and handmade candies?

Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

The boys decided to try their hand at some circus golf.
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}
After that it was lunchtime, so we had decided to go over to the Space Needle for pizza and some arcade time. Alex and I ordered by the slice, so we got our pizza quickly. However, the troop was going to order a few pizza to share as it would have been much more cost effective, but then found out it would take an hour before they could eat. Alex and I stayed and finished our lunch, while the boys hit the pavement again in search for a decent priced lunch. They ended up at Pizza Hut.

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After lunch, it was time to board the tram up the mountain for the afternoon.
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Most everyone enjoyed the tram ride up even though it was a bit crowded.
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Our first stop was ice skating.Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

We had a tubing time of 5:00, so after ice skating we suited up to brave the cold.Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Here’s Scoutmaster Baird looking a bit like Cousin Eddie.Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Riding the Magic Carpet up to the topBoy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Rob (Troop Committee Chair), Davis (Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster), Mr. Baird (Scoutmaster), and Mr. Tullier (Assistant Scoutmaster) waiting to take a plunge down the slope on their tubes
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Dinner at Blaine’s with the Troop
Boy Scout Ski Trip 2014::Gatlinburg, TN {Day 1 & 2}

Alex and I finished up a little sooner than the guys, so we exhaustedly walked back to the hotel for hot baths and bedtime.

See pics from Days 1 & 2 here.

Read about Day 3 & 4.