Other than that, the weekend was wonderful. The kids had a great time and Nathan only asked to go to the beach once (he thinks vacation = beach).
Our hotel was right along the creek/river that runs through Gatlinburg. It was beautiful (not exactly a beach) and the kids enjoyed playing on the rocks and watching the ducks and fish in the water.
We spent one day up the mountain at a little village called Ober Gatlinburg. During the winter months this is a popular ski destination, but there is still a lot to do when the weather is warm. We rode the chair lifts up the mountain and rode the mountain slide back to the bottom. There was a kiddie playground, swinging chair ride, water boat ride, carousel and a wildlife rescue/zoo.