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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Smoky Mountains, Tenn

After our big Atlanta day, we continued on for a quick stop at Chick-fil-A (we had abandoned the headquarters in liu of MLK, but managed to find some nuggets just the same.....) and spent the night at Greg's brother's place in Chattanooga, Tenn. It was great to catch up real quick and realize how close we are up here... hopefully we'll explore a bit more with Bob and Tracy in the Spring. Perhaps we'll blog their dogs here soon!!
The next day we ventured on for a little detour to the Smoky Mountain National Park. It sits on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina... and we were happy to see some mountains again!! It is pretty darn flat down there in the swamplands, and now these really are looking like big mountains. I'm sure we'll be flabbergasted when we finally get back to Rainier!!

We had promised the kids some snow this year... and not sure how it will go in Ky, we made this our big snow day!
It was pretty chilly.... but fun to see the creek almost entirely frozen over,
and the kids throwing snowballs!!
We are happy to announce, Josiah has now officially outgrown his fear of snow. He would never touch the stuff in Seattle, but he said "this day is perfect and I'm actually having fun!!"

Carpe Diem....
next stop, Kentucky!


Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

We love the Smokies but have never been there in the winter. Looked like you had fun!:)

We're planning another Chattanooga trip here in the next couple months. But I think we're going to park the camper and stay at the Historic Chattanooga Choo Choo. I've tried to talk my husband into stopping twice before and we just drove right on by...trying one more time...


Bridget said...

we're in KY headed to TN:) looks like you had fun. We loved KY. Underground railroad in OH and creation museum in KY are a must. stay safe..happy travels:)

Anonymous said...

oh poor josiah...ya know its the trauma from getting locked out of the condo in leavenworth that one year....it was like 12 degrees for a high or somthing like that..(:: haha...so glad he had healed from his PTSD...(: