Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Great Smoky Mountains....

This week (Wednesday-Saturday) we rented a cabin in the Smokies since the kids were off for fall break.

















While there.... we were able to do some short hikes with the family and see some beautiful sights. One morning we hiked to Grotto Falls and drove along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail. After lunch we headed over to Clingman's Dome (the highest point in Tennessee). It was very foggy and even started drizzling on us a bit while there....and I can only imagine what the views are like on a clear day. While at Clingman's Dome.... Trey and I were able to jump onto the Appalachian Trail for a bit while the rest of the family made their way back to the car. Wow... it was amazing... I cannot wait to go back and run on segments in the very near future.



On Friday it was raining the entire day....so....we decided to hit the Ripley's Believe it or Not Aquarium. It was pretty neat. The kids seemed to enjoy themselves...and I think we saw just about every type of fish known to man while there. Friday night we hit the sack early since I had to get up early for the Strong Kid's Adventure Race at the Ocoee the next day.


















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