The Great Smoky Mountains

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One of our favorite family vacation spots!

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LOVE the mountains! I always feel so at home. They are so peaceful!

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When we go to the Smoky Mountains, we actually stay in Pigeon Forge, TN. It is a little bit of a drive to get through Gatlingburg and to the National Park, but we think It’s worth it. It is a little more out of the tourist traffic. The last few times we’ve stayed at Riverstone Resort and we love it. They have an indoor pool, lazy river, playground, and fitness room. The resort is right on a river, so there is plenty to do right there. We stayed there with my parents who got a 4 bedroom condo. All 10 of us stayed there very comfortably. We would recommend it! 🙂

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We went to one “fun park” as the kids called it. This year we went to the Nascar go cart track. They had tracks for the little kids and ones for the bigger kids. They had some rides for kids and some things for older kids. They loved it. The downside…there was nothing that the baby could do! I pretty much walked around with her while everyone else did all the rides and go carts.

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She went on that ride 5 times, I think! Just kept getting on!

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We have a couple of places that we have to eat at every trip there, Mama’s Farmhouse and The Old Mill. Both are really good, southern, home cooked type food. Things your grandma would make for Sunday dinner. Yum!!

On our trip we spent a lot of time in the mountains, swimming, relaxing and just spending time with family. We are so thankful my parents invited us to stay with them again!

We had a great trip! We’ll be back!

2 thoughts on “The Great Smoky Mountains

  1. Sounds like a great trip! 🙂 Your resort looks very nice!

    We stayed in Pigeon Forge last year & loved it. It was my first time there, but I doubt it will be the last.

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