Man. Was this short vacation amazing. Being that Jered surprised me and took the kids and I to Nashville for Mother’s Day, I wanted to do something great for him as well. He mentioned wanting to go “camping” in the mountains, and y’all know me.. A local girl. Camping? HA! It’ll be a few times before I’m comfortable with that one *insert laughing emoji* I’ve heard many good things about Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge so I figured, why not! After a four and a half hour drive we finally got to our cabin up in the Smokey Mountains! A tree had fallen over on the stairs, so we couldn’t get in for a couple hours. The cabin didn’t have any service AT ALL, and as scary as that was (I’m joking, haha) it was so nice to take a break from technology. Jered and I spent the nights in the hot tub on the back patio, with a lovely encounter from Jimmy the raccoon. Oh yeah. The raccoon had a name. The owners of the cabin had notebooks on the coffee table of the cabin all the way back til’ 2008, where every guest and family that stayed would write about their trip. And Jimmy the raccoon was mentioned by many families!
When we weren’t in the cabin, we were out exploring the strip of Pigeon Forge. It literally looked like a “Country Vegas” strip! I have never seen so many things too do, it was overwhelming. From go carting, to movie dinners, to monster truck tours, and mini golfing, antique shops, and flea markets. There was the space needle, the moonshine factory, unlimited amounts of fudge and candy, a whole building made of trampolines, an aquarium, Ripley’s Believe it or not museum, gosh, I could go on forever. Now if you’re still reading, I applaud you. I tend to ramble on a lot. But now, here are some (actually, A LOT) of photos that I took on our trip! (Snapchat has more, and even some videos! @wwjasd)