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Friday, July 13, 2007


No, really! See?

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I took my mom to see Cherokee Dam yesterday after work and she was amazed. I don't think she has ever seen a dam up close. Actually, it's pretty impressive (6,760 feet long, 175 feet high) but the scenery from the top is even more impressive.

You decide:

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Afterwards, we were both pretty hungry (the walk from the parking lot to the dam is about 1/2 mile each way) so we went to eat at this Italian restaurant that just opened up called Gino's. Is that a surprise or what? An Italian restaurant named Ginos!

I ate the most delicious and the biggest Calzone in the planet!

People, if you come around here, remind me to take you to Gino's. You won't regret, especially if you like a Calzone stuffed with pepperoni and cheeze. This thing was the size of Jay Leno's head. Actually, it may have been bigger than Jay Leno's head, I'm not sure. I'll have to research it.

Well, I gotta go to work, but I'm going to post one more pic of the kids that I meant to post on yesterday's post, but I forgot. It has to do with the Dollywood trip we took. We walked over to see this Roller Coaster called "The Thunderhead" a massive wooden roller coaster. The kids decided not to go on it when they saw it because it's massive, fast, and it didn't help when they heard the people on the coaster screaming like little girls. So instead, they posed near the roller coaster, claiming that this is what would happen if they got on the ride!

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susan said...

tee hee...look at her little tongue sticking out!

Have lots of fun with your mom!

BarnGoddess said...

hahaha you kids should be on stage! great photo.

ethe scenery from the dam was great, wow!

I have never been to the Hoover dam, one day I hope to go :)

omg, that calizone looked good. Italian food is one of my favorites. Jay Lenos head,hahaha it is ginormous.

have a super weekend!

BarnGoddess said...

I cant type today, well not since I lathered cocobutter lotion all over myself including my hands!

I was getting dry skin from our pool-ick

G said...

Haha, I'm with them! Smart kids. What beautiful scenery too. Sounds like you're having a nice stay with your mom.

Have a good weekend.

Diesel said...

Wow, that's a big dam. I've seen Hoover dam, and it's freaking huge too. They don't build 'em like that any more. Dam(n) environmentalists!

Pavel said...

Susan: They're crazy, aren't they? I swear, I never dropped them when they were babies!

BG: If you go to Hoover, take pics.
I'm with you, Italian food rocks! I could eat Italian food every day and be perfectly content.

g: I actually went on the roller coaster last year when I didn't have the kids and I wished I hadn't. I should listen to my kids more often! Yes, I'm having a great time and I wish I could convince her to move to Tennessee.
Wish me luck!

Diesel: I checked Wiki; Cherokee Dam is much longer but Hoover is MUCH taller! ROFL!!! Dang them environmentalists!

neva said...

come on, Pavel... that calzone looks big, but not as big as Jay Leno's head. his chin maybe, but not his head. (CHEESE calzones are muy delicioso. mmmm.)

Hoover Dam is pretty damn impressive, my friend. that said, Cherokee Dam is, too. ; ) xox

cj said...

That sounds like a fun time. :) I didn't see Hoover Damn, but I will say Daymn that is impressive!

I love that pic of the kids SURELY a keeper!

Pavel said...

Neva: Throw melted cheese on anything and I'll eat it so I'm good for a cheeze calzone.

cj: I like your new avatar! As for the dam, yep, I was pretty impressed myself. Last time I saw one was in Kansas during the floods of 92 and they had the flood gates opened. VERY impressive seeing all that water coming out!