MY TRIP TO PIGEON FORGE, TN AS TOLD THROUGH THE PICTURES I TOOK

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    My dining companion from last night.
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    Sadly, the food looked better than it tasted. 😑
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    I get the feeling that the fitness room being right across the hall from me might've be the Universe trying to tell me something... 🤔
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    Forget wanting a pony. I want a pet dino.
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    The Titanic museum.
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    My brother likes to send me texts of him and Mo hanging out when I'm gone.
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    I didn't have a quarter so I could go to space. ☹️
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    "It was happening so fast, but I was there, right there, alive, ‪wanting this moment to be like brass rings and Ferris wheels and all the circulars of this life and others, never ending."‬ — @sarahdessen, "Infinity"
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    A pretty accurate representation of what I look/feel like first thing in the morning.
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    I'm thinking of changing my profile picture to this...
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    ...or this.
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    Did I buy this to keep in the car? Yes. Yes, I did.
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    I spent five and a half *hours* here and it was worth every minute.
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    "I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole. / No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried / Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied / That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried" 🎶 [Another possible choice for a profile picture?)
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    Some of the items at Alcatraz East included:
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    torture devices from ye olden days of The Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials...
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    ....pirates...
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    ...this fine gent...
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    ...a pair of rustler's shoes...
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    Items from Alcatraz East included John Dillinger's death mask...
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    ...Clyde's typewriter that Bonnie used to write her poetry...
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    ... Al Capone's rosary...
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    ...guns used in The Godfather (1972)...
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    ... Scarface (1983)....
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    ...and The Untouchables (1987)...
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    ... a copy of MLK's death mask that was made for the King family...
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    ...a piece from the World Trade Center....
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    [selfie break from the lineup/police procedural exhibit]
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    ...a recreation of Al Capone's cell at the (now closed) Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
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    ...Old Smokey...
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    ... OJ's famous Bronco...
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    ...the car used in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde...
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    ...John Dillinger's 1933 Essex Terraplane...
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    ...and a section on crime films that included...
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    ... Leonardo DiCaprio's costume from Gangs of New York (2002).
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    And y'all? All those things are only a small section of what the museum had to offer.
    Seriously, I can't recommend it or the Titanic Museum enough.
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    Just a quick stop this time, but hopefully there's a longer stay filled with people I really freaking like somewhere in my near future. ❤️💙
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    Trips (even short ones) are fun but coming home is pretty nice, too. 🐶💛