Finally I have the time to post my pics. I know its been a long time coming and I appreciate everyones patience. So without firther adoo... I present to you the first Pics of the Travelling Purple Pimp Daddy Kenobi.
Since just about everything here in Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge Tennessee closes down during the month of January, I decided to take old Ben to Gatlinberg.
The first stop on our journey was the Gatlinberg welcome center, where he decided he wanted to take a picture in front of the floral arrangement outside.
He then decided that I should be in the picture as well, this was not an easy task so I abandoned the idea after this picture.
After hopping the trolley it deposited us on the steps of the Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies.
As you can see from the photo he was very excited. Possibly due to the fact he lived on a desert planet for so long, he was anxious to see anything having to do with water.
He next wanted a nice panoramic shot of the him in front of the large tank before we journeyed into the aquariums dark underbelly.
There were a few more exhibits we saw befor our encounter with the large undersea tunnel with the moving sidewalk. We stopped in front of a large tank full of Pirhannas and swapped a few lawyer jokes but he was ultimately uninterested in snapping a pic there. So we stepped onto the moving walkway.
We were quickly beseiged by large sharks, but they moved so quickly that it was hard to get a decent shot. Ben quickly lit his saber to defend us but I told him that we were quite safe. This is the only shot that came out.
Shortly after we exited the shark tunnel there was a large educational area for children. Ben was uninterested, so we continued on to the Pirate exhibit. ( My personal favorite)
They have a great 'Fact versus Fiction" segment here a la the History Channel, and lots of great hands on exhibits. The exhibit itself is more than a little inspired by " The Pirates of the Carribean" and of course ben wanted a shot with one of the skeletal Pirates.
The said Pirate was more than happy to oblige.
We next decided to go to the Guiness Book of World Records museum. I have to say this was not all it was cracked up to be. I expected a lot more, but thats just me. Ben however was bored to tears. As a joke he decided to pose with the wooden Noah's Ark exhibit.
The best exhibit was the last one.
The Batcave, and batmobile exhibit was great, but still wasnt worth the price of admission. Ultimately, unless youre into this sort of thing the avoid Guinness.
He next spotted the actual Ripley's Beleive It or Not museum. Unfortunately photography is not allowed but it is a great place none the less. I highly reccommend it. We took this shot before going in.
Next I took him to my favorite Gatlinberg attraction. Ripleys Haunted Mansion. Though the sign is in the next picture you can barely make it out. the sun was incredibly bright that day. This haunted attraction is no Disney's Haunted Mansion but its damn good none the less. Unlike disneys animatronics they utilise real "actors". But yet again they allowed no photography, which is understandable considering the special effects used. This attraction I highly reccommend.
Never the less, I will end our little adventure with this triumphant shot. Obi Wan will be off to Chewie for his next adventure. He should be in the mail in the next couple of days. Hopefully you were entertained by our exploits, I for one am anxious to see where he goes next.