Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gatlinburg- Nat'l Park

All of us in front of the park entrance

We started Wednesday with a great breakfast from a local pancake house! This filled us up for a day full of walking and enjoying the Great Smoky Mtn National Park.Will and Levi at the pancake house

We started out with Cades Cove. The kids endured many history lessons from their mama as we looked at all of the historic buildings from the 1800's and early 1900's. My favorite part was an area with a mill, house, barn, and several other things.
Josh and Sarah sitting in an old wagon

The kids and Scott most enjoyed getting to see a bear out in a field! We had never seen a bear outside of a zoo before!

After Cades cove, we went back to the visitors' center for a picnic... only to find that there were no picnic tables! We had a makeshift picnic in the parking lot, and then headed up the mountain to Clingman's Dome.Our chilly little picnic!

We hiked about a half mile up a paved walk to a tower. At the top of the tower, you can see for MILES... it was a beautiful, sunny day, and so we had a gorgeous view!Duleys on top of the mountain


Hannah on the way down

Josh on the way down

Sarah missed the photo ops... she was having too much fun!

1 comment:

Nathan said...

We went Cades Cove and saw a bear!
My aunt said she went through it like 5 times just to see a bear.