Hey lovelies! This week Friday is premiering it’s new theme, FAB FRIDAY! Fab Friday can be a little bit of anything, but it’ll be all about being fabulous. We’ll travel through childhood memories, great places to go on vacation, the best things we’ve ever eaten, etc. This morning has been a bit crazy so bear with me.
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Dollywood just announced a $300million extension this week, and I have mixed feelings about it. It’ll be great for tourist coming to the Smokey Mountains, provide more jobs for the locals, and it’ll create more revenue for the area…but there will also be a lot more traffic, larger crowds at the park, and of course a lot more attention to what feels like a hidden gem to most of us. As a kid, you’d go up to Dollywood for a day on the weekend and experience the Thunder Express! I remember it being pretty much the favorite ride. It was the kind of ride that you’d go get in line over and over again no matter how busy the park was that day. It’s almost like Space Mountain at Disneyland in popularity amongst the locals.
Dolly Parton claims that God works in mysterious ways. She says that she went to a proposed Nashville snow and water park that gave her the idea to expand Dollywood. The expansion will take 10 years and cost $300million. It will add more rides and create a resort. I know that I can’t wait to go to the resort and stay so that I can experience a treat from my childhood all over again.
Dolly Parton truly cares about her local community. She helps kids with at least a B average go to college. She donates money to local hospitals. Honestly, she just remembers what it was like growing up poor in East Tennessee, and she attempts to help the entire community have a better existence. She is truly an amazing woman!
There is another tidbit I want to share with you all today. I’m going to share my friends indiegogo campaign. I get nothing for sharing it except the satisfaction of knowing that I’m sharing something truly great with my readers. If you’re looking for a titillating suspense thriller than boy have I got the movie for you: here.
I was sucked in from the beginning of the trailer until the very end. It’s the kind of trailer that you don’t feel like told the entire story from start to finish in 2 and a half minutes. It draws you into the story and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It brings sex, mystery, and the feeling of your heart in your throat together leaving you breathless.
Everyone who worked on the project is incredible. They get up at 4AM and hit the ground running. They have dreams, and they want to see them happen with the hard work that’s necessary to do just that. It is my opinion that they will go far in their chosen fields, and I am glad to be able to provide a little something in the beginning. Feel free to donate if you so choose to have a little hand in their success. I promise they’ll thank you when they win an Oscar (okay, so maybe I can’t actually make that promise, but I bet they will!).