Our Mini-Vaca!

This past week, Ridley and I traveled with my hubs to Oak Ridge, Tennessee for his work training.  It was so nice to get away for a few days. We stayed at a fabulous DoubleTree Hotel where we were treated like royalty.  Ahhh!

Ridley and I explored the town which we found is full of history.  Seriously, someone should make a 1940s romance movie set in Oak Ridge.

We found a fabulous children’s museum that Ridley really enjoyed!  I took Ridley once and Ernie and I took him another day. So fun!!

There was an incredible train exhibit full of tiny model trains, real life trains and hands on Thomas The Tank trains to play with.  Ridley loved it!!

Daddy showed him the arrowheads.

The coal mining exhibit was incredible!

I was so impressed with the educational displays.

Ridley’s favorite were the phones. Ha!

The rainforest exhibit was fun too!

The Oak Ridge historical display was phenomenal.  I wanted to take these old dormitory signs from WWII time period home with me.

Of course, I was intrigued with the house plans that the government built in Oak Ridge. :)  

Ridley loved the two story kid-sized doll house!

Adorable kitchen!

Ridley loved taking his daddy’s ID and money. Ha!

Ridley and I checked out a couple of antique shops, but we didn’t go in because they were a bit desolate and I didn’t feel exactly safe. Ha!

On the way home we stopped at the Mayfield Dairy. It was so fun to see how the bottles are made and how the milk is processed.  While we choose raw milk for our family, I think it’s fascinating to see how things are made. :)  I appreciate Mayfield’s commitment to using antibiotic and hormone free milk.

We had to wear hair nets to tour the plant.

This cute mural was outside the plant.

Last, but not least, Maggie the cow was standing guard.  She even had her own parking spot. Ha!

We had such a nice time being away from the hustle and bustle of every day life!

Where is your favorite getaway spot?

Have a great Monday y’all! :)

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  1. How fun! It is always nice to get away and see new areas. We just got back from Monongahela National Forest (Elkins, WV). So fun! The next one in early June is Lake Michigan. Fun times!
    (And we love those types of museums too…even if it’s supposed to be a “kids place”!)
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  2. I don’t know if I have a favorite, but we just returned from a trip out of Ukraine. We hit Lviv, Krakow, Vienna, Salzburg, Bavaria and then returned via Bratislava and Uzghorod. Our week in Garmisch was amazing.
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  3. I loooooove his shirt that says, “Sorry girls, Momma says No Dating!” He gets more adorable every time I see him! Glad you guys got to get away… it looks like you visited an really neat place. It sounds like something I should put on our “list” of places to visit :D
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  4. We went to the Mayfield Dairy last summer and ever since the children have begged to go back… to get more ice cream! The tour was great and very informational.
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  5. Sounds (and looks) like you guys had a fabulous time! Our favorite getaway spot is also in TN, but over in Pigeon Forge. There’s TONS of places to go and things to see – or you can just hole up in a cabin in the Smokies and enjoy the gorgeous creation and amazing mountain views. Not to mention, the entire area is totally family and military friendly.
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  6. Johanna says:

    Thanks to your post, we are now considering this spot for our memorial day getaway! We are planning on camping.

  7. Looks so fun! Good children’s museums are the BEST. I can’t commit to a favorite getaway spot… we love weekend visits with friends and we love exotic voyages! It’s just so fun to explore! :)

  8. Goodness! I am 20 minutes from Oakridge, and was there for business not a week ago! There are some lovely spots there… And the history is fascinating
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  9. Hannah L. says:

    Awwww…..that looks like so much fun!!!! Glad ya’ll had fun!! =)
    See you Tuesday!!

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