Mammoth Cave National Park

Friday, July 10, 2020 We admit it, we are National Park Geeks. Our goal is to eventually see ALL 62 U.S. National Parks plus as many National Monuments and National Historic Sites as we possibly can. That is what led us to add Mammoth Cave National Park to the back end of this trip. WeContinue reading “Mammoth Cave National Park”

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg….Our Opinion

Thursday, July 9, 2020 This morning we hooked up to our rig and drove north to Cave City, Kentucky. We spent a total of 5 days in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area and I feel like we got a good taste of the atmosphere there. We stayed in Pigeon Forge, not because we particularly wanted to,Continue reading “Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg….Our Opinion”

Cades Cove

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 What a day!! We biked 12.5 miles, saw 6 bears and spent the evening relaxing. Today we traveled to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cades Cove has a scenic loop that the park closes down to vehicles all day on Wednesdays. They only allow bikers and hikers forContinue reading “Cades Cove”

Smoky Mountain Rain

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Today was another day for hiking. We had already done a day of several short hikes so today we wanted to do one longer hike. Now, for serious hikers today’s hike would not be considered a long hike but when you are hiking with 3 kids five-miles, mostly uphill, is loooong.Continue reading “Smoky Mountain Rain”

DOLLYWOOD

Monday, July 6, 2020 We spent today in Dollywood! We debated long and hard on if we wanted to go to Dollywood. We had multiple reasons to not go: 1) Covid-19 (stupid Coronavirus), 2) Expensive, 3) Covid-19 (who wants to wear a mask ALL DAY in the heat), 4) Crowded, 5) We are not bigContinue reading “DOLLYWOOD”

Hiking the Smokies

Sunday, July 5, 2020 Today was hiking day. We did 3 different hikes today for a total of 8.31 miles. We also drove the Newfound Gap Road that took us all the way across the GSMNP from the Tennessee entrance to the North Carolina entrance. We started our day early by arriving at Clingmans DomeContinue reading “Hiking the Smokies”

Happy Independence Day from Great Smoky Mountain National Park!

Saturday, July 4, 2020 Today we had a full day of biking, hiking, truck riding, & rafting. We started our day at the Sugarlands Visitor Center at the Gatlinburg entrance to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. There is where you can find the trailhead to the Gatlinburg Trail, one of the only trails you canContinue reading “Happy Independence Day from Great Smoky Mountain National Park!”

Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Friday, July 3, 2020 This morning we packed up, left Nashville, and drove across Tennessee. We arrived this afternoon in the Great Smoky Mountains. We have seen very little so far but what we have seen is beautiful. We are staying on the south side of Pigeon Forge at Alpine Hideaway Campground. It’s a quaintContinue reading “Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains”

NASHVILLE

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020 Day 2 in Nashville did not disappoint! We only had a day and a half to see as much of Nashville as we possibly could. I know there is so much more of the area to explore, but we chose to focus on downtown. We started the day at the WhatContinue reading “NASHVILLE”