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The 1982 World's Fair

More photos taken in Tennessee can be seen in this album:
Visiting Family in Gatlinburg (July 2008)

Until Maddie was born, I had only been on one "real" trip to Tennessee. We took Maddie to Gatlinburg when she was 5 months old.

The World's Fair in 1982
My family went to the World's Fair in 1982. I was almost 6 years old, and my sister was 3. I don't remember much about this trip except that I didn't get to ride the ferris wheel (wah!) and we saw some fireworks at night. My sister and I each got a foil mylar helium balloon with the World's Fair logo on it that hung on our walls in our bedroom at home for years (we still have the balloons in a box somewhere!). I think that Kristin was scared that the fireworks were going to get her balloon, so she held it close to her during the show.

Gatlinburg in 2008
We met Gabe's family in Gatlinburg for an extended weekend. See the trip report for more details.