Saturday, July 10, 2010

Honest Advertising

We took the kids tubing this past week in Gatlinburg. This is a very touristy spot with lots of choices of tubing companies. I chose the one that advertised clean bathrooms.

“Do you really think they’d tell you the bathrooms were filthy?” Drew asked in that smart tone only an eleven year old possesses.

“Yeah, Mom,” Chris jumped right in on the conversation. “You think they’re going to put in their ads ‘our pit toilets overflowed years ago. You’d be better off peeing in the river’?”

“Here’s a better one,” Lauren chimed in, “our bathrooms are so dirty, you’re guaranteed to catch some sort of disease.”

That’s all it took for everyone to pipe in with their own worst ad slogan.

“Our tubes float at least half of the time.”

“We have life jackets. The same ones used on the Titanic!”

“Tube with us. You won’t live to regret it.”

“Want foot fungus? You’ve come to the right place!”

“Showers? Isn’t that what the river’s for?”

You’ll be glad to know that the bathrooms at the tubing place were actually clean as promised.

However, while floating down the river, I did get thrown off the tube – twice. I swallowed river water and lost my shoe. But none of the ads promised this wouldn’t happen so I guess I can’t complain.

Some pictures of our week.

Mining for "gold."

Wading in the creek.

At the top of Clingman's Dome.

1 comment:

  1. What fun! Wow, Leanna, your hair is getting so long!