Tuesday, November 24, 2009


A couple of weeks ago, Matt, Anna Beth, and I went to the mountains for a long weekend. We had so much fun together. Anna Beth was the most well behaved little girl the entire trip! No spankings occurred the entire weekend! It was really nice (for us and for her I'm sure)

Day 1

Pulling into Pigeon Forge, we decided our first stop had to be the Applebarn for lunch. We absolutely LOVE that place!

Day 2

We drove over the mountain to Cherokee in hopes of seeing an Indian. Unfortunately, Cherokee pretty much shuts down from the first of November until the first of May so we did not see any Indians. On the way over, we stopped at Newfound Gap. We missed the peak of the turning of the leaves, but it was still a beautiful view. For some crazy reason, on the way back from Cherokee, we decided we would hike to Clingman's Dome. For those of you who have not ever done this, it is a 1/2 mile hike to the highest point. Sounds easy, right? Well, the hike is at least at a 45 degree incline. Matt pushed Anna Beth the whole way up in her stroller. I thought my heart was going to pound out of my chest by the time we got to the top and Matt thought he was dying! Lots to laugh about on the way up and back down!

Anna Beth has a love for cameras. If she ever gets her hands on mine, she goes around the house snapping pictures of anybody and anything. She wanted to take our picture in front of the teepee. Turned out pretty good for a 2 year old!

On the way back to Gatlinburg, we saw a black bear eating up in the woods. It was right at dusk, so we did not get a very good picture.

Day 3
We had lunch at the Old Mill. We had never eaten there before and it was really good. Then we spent the afternoon in Cades Cove. We let Anna Beth out of her car seat in Cades Cove since top speed is never over 10 mph so she could see better. She thought she was big stuff sitting with us.

Snack Time:

Sorry this is such a long post! We had such a wonderful time together!


A Lovell said...

Looks like you had a great trip and perfect weather. Well behaved children always make it better. Not sure that I will ever experience that again.

Leanne Helums said...

It looks like y'all had a wonderful trip.

Erica said...

I'm so jealous! Gatlinburg is our favorite place to go and we didn't get to make our trip this fall. Of course, Aubrey is worth missing out on Gatlinburg. Maybe we'll go in the spring! I'm impressed with the picture that Anna Beth took!

Little Gifts From God said...

So much fun!! We hope to go sometime in the future because we have never taken Lillian to the mountains yet. We used to go every year but it seems like we are always going to the beach here lately.

Beth said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! She is just precious...but I know I don't have to tell you that. She did a great job with her picture-taking! Enjoy every moment...they grow up fast!

Alicia said...

Such a sweet little family! I know this is late but somehow I missed this post.

It looks like y'all had a great trip! I know it was nice to get away for a few days.