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Monday, October 20, 2008

Joseph's First Trip to the Mountains!

On Wednesday night we loaded up and headed out North to Gatllinburg. We made it to Ft. Payne before stoppping and spent the night there. We got up Thursday morning and stopped off at Rock City and walked around there for a while. Joseph liked it and loved running up and down the steps and through the rocks! We left there and made our way on to Gatlinburg. We arrived at our cabin before the Meadow's so we just hung out and relaxed. After they got there we decided to go grab some dinner so we went in to Gatlinburg and ate at the Greenbrier. Jason and I had eaten here before. It was good but not quite as good as I remember it.

Friday morning we got up and loaded up with our cooler and picnic and headed on a drive through the mountains and over to Cherokee. The weather was rainy and damp so it was hard to get in and out alot with the kids plus it was really foggy so we didn't see as much of the mountains as we wanted to. We stopped at a picnic area and prepared lunch. The kids had a lot of fun doing that. Then we headed on and drove over to Cherokee and spent a little time there looking at the bears, eating fudge and just walking around. We made our way back to our cabin and Janice and I went and got some groceries for the rest of the weekend. We grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and just relaxed by the fire on Friday night. It was nice to sit around and visit after the kids were in the bed.
Saturday morning we got up and packed up again and headed to Cades Cove. It took forever but along the way we saw a little black bear playing the woods. Once at Cades Cove we had a picnic lunch, watched deer and just enjoyed the scenery. The kids were able to get out of there car seats since we were going so slow. This was an extremely busy time of year and the foliage was gorgeous but we may opt for later next time so it isn't so crowded. It is just hard with small children. We made our way back and watched the remainder of the Bama game! Roll Tide! Not a pretty win but a win. We got ready and decided to go out for dinner and ate at the Alamo Steakhouse. It was wonderful and the kids were really good!
Sunday we got up and packed up and begin to make our way home. We did stop and let Joseph ride the choo choo train and merry go round b/c that was what he had been talking about. We finally got home around 7 Sunday night. All in all t was a wonderful trip, good time with great friends. The weather was cool which made it nice for a change. The kids were great and we look forward to it again soon! Here are some pictures.......





4 comments:

Ali said...

So glad ya'll had a good trip! It was crowded like that when we took Jack at three years old so I know what you mean!

Bryants said...

Sounds like fun. Love the pumkin shirt, it is too cute.

Wendy and Michael said...

Looks like you guys had fun!

Miranda said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. It was crowded when we were there too.