Christmas in North Carolina
We wanted to try something new as a family. So off to the Smoky Mountains we went.
Found this cabin on Airbnb under Buckshot Cabin managed by Yellow Rose Realty
https://bookyellowroserealty.escapia.com/Unit/Details/140518. It was a good cabin for the value. We were able to prepare our meals everyday. The stove was small and pots and cooking utensils limited but because we camp a lot we were prepared with some of our own pans and utensils. We enjoyed the hot tub too. The front porch was a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and the cooler temperatures.
We headed out to Gatlinburg about a 45 minute drive. https://www.gatlinburgtn.gov/ Plenty of things to do and Gatlinburg for the entire family. Shopping,
Dinning ( We went to Dick's https://dickslastresort.com/locations/gatlinburg/
Bryson City was cute little town. Here is where you get on the Great Smoky Mountains Railway https://www.gsmr.com/
I will be back in the fall to see the foliage on this train!
Hiking in the Smoky Mountains National Park is always a fun time https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm Waterfalls and wooden bridges are always a welcomed site.
There is always a good flea market. Uncle Bill's was the place Al tried boiled peanuts for the first time. https://www.unclebillsfleamarket.com/ Met some wonderful people here.
Blue Ridge Parkway is another Scenic Parkway. We were able to do this hike but the weather turned while we were on it. When hiking these trails you must be prepared and never hike alone. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/plane-crash-at-waterrock-knob This hike was to a plane crash we had muddy trails and the tree roots were like stepping on ice. Rain and dense fog set in.
Hot tub and cold beverages were wonderful that night.
Hope your holidays were filled with Peace, Love and Joy and May your New Year be filled with many blessings.
Peace, Love and Explore
Donna & Al