Frédéric and I took advantage of being in the US and having my parents around to celebrate our 10th anniversary with a kid-free vacation. And to all those who said we'd miss the kids.... all I can say is, not in only four days, we didn't.
We went to Silver Dollar City Saturday night... not the best time to see the park after not having been there for 20+ years, because despite the Christmas lights everywhere and the streetlights that must have been for show only, we couldn't see much of anything. It wasn't easy to get our bearings in the dark, and apparently all the locals show up for the parade or Christmas light show or something, so there were people everywhere.
Sunday morning we attempted to attend cowboy church, but the traffic on "the strip" was awful, and the GPS sent us to the cemetery instead of the theater... by the time we finally found it we were too late to be fashionable so we gave it a miss instead.
We went back to Silver Dollar City that afternoon, and found it much more pleasant in the daytime, not to mention easier to find our way around.
We also took advantage of that time to finish our Christmas shopping, with no little people around to slow us down, and no little people's schedules to work around.
Maybe we'll get to do another mini-vacation like that before our 20th anniversary. Yeah, probably not. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted!