The fourth day of our honeymoon did not get off to a very good start. I was yanked from my warm bed and sweet dreams by the sounds of my husband who was sick…very sick..in the adjoining bathroom.
I softly knocked on the door asking if he needed my help. A few minutes later the door opened to reveal a very pale, sweaty, and shaky M. I ordered him to take a shower and then sent him back to bed.
We are not sure if it was the quarter pound of fudge, the fried chicken at the Apple Barn, or all that food together that upset his stomach….but he felt awful for hours. Finally, around noon M felt more human and decided that it was time for us to go out. I told him that I was fine with staying at the cabin, but he insisted, so we made our way over to Wonderworks – The Amusement Park for the Mind.
From the outside Wonderworks did not appear to be too busy. But once inside we were overrun with people – namely elementary school children who were running and screaming in all directions as they took in the cool exhibits. Wonderworks has hundreds of cool science based exhibits – you can lie on a bed of nails, feel the force of hurricane winds in a wind tunnel, ride the “Earthquake Cafe” which simulates a 6.2 earthquake. After about an hour and a half of fighting the crowds, M and I decided to call it quits and to head back to the cabin.
We made a quick run over to Books a Million and then went to the cabin to veg before our dinner show at the Dixie Stampede . M napped and I read the third installment in the Twilight Series before it was time to change into our dinner attire. We arrived at the Dixie Stampede, took the customary photo, and headed into the Carriage room. Once there, M sipped on an Orange Blossom (frozen orange sherbet) and I had the Southern Sunrise (virgin strawberry daiquiri) while we listened to the bluegrass sounds of Mountain Ruckus. At fifteen till 6, the doors to the main auditorium opened and we found our seats. Over the course of the next two hours we were treated to delicious southern fare ( creamy veggie soup, cheese biscuit, roasted chicken, pork loin, potato and corn), amazing horse tricks, and all together good time.
After the show ended, M and I decided to take advantage of the fact that our Wonderworks tickets were good all day, and went back. The second time around was much quieter and less crowded. We enjoyed flying space simulators, playing mindball, and looking at the various visual puzzles in the “art gallery”.
We left and headed home around 11:00….because the next day would bring more traveling.