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The Great Smokey Mountains ! ! ! (Part 1)

October is THE month to take a trip and explore some of the South’s most beautiful scenery.


That is exactly what my family and I did this passed weekend.

When I was a child, my family went to places like Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, NC and Grandfather Mountain, in Linville.  We did this for two reasons.  One, they happen to be in North Carolina where I am from.  Two, the trees are so beautiful this time of the year with their ever changing colors and it’s crisp Fall air.  I wanted to let my kid’s experience this too.

Since, they have never been to the Mountains before, I knew they were going to have a blast!

We couldn’t have picked a better weekend to go.  It was almost as if the leaves were literally changing color right in front of our eyes.  NO KIDDING!

Our first stop was Tweetsie Railroad.  It is the best place to take your kids!  It has everything from Cowboys to Indians……..

to even TRAINS!  (Hence, Tweetsie Railroad).

The Cowboys put on a little skit for you and you go for a train ride.  Along the way, the train stops a few times……

and you even get ambushed by Indians!  Oh my!   This guys was great, because bless his heart!  He held that pose for me for a few minutes because he could see I was trying to take his picture!  Haha!  I guess he felt sorry for the lady with the bulky camera and all her settings.  (Note to self:  Sometimes, you just need to keep it on auto!)

Let me just tell you, all the landscaping was beautiful too.  I need to hire the same landscaper.

I honestly don’t know what is wrong with me.  Ever since I started to have children, I have become afraid of my own shadow.  I remember riding on these ski lifts when I was a kid and purposely trying to shake them and scare the bajeezus out of my mom.  Now, I have become my mom.  I couldn’t even breathe without thinking that one or all of us were going to fall out of those things!  Oh well, there goes ever trying to attempt to ski on a mountain.

At the top of the ski lift, they had more fun things to do.  They had a little petting zoo with goats, white deer, and even llamas.

Not sure if “Oscar” was trying to kiss me or spit on me!  He was THAT close.  No zoom lens here!

I know they say you aren’t suppose to show people pictures of your home because of Paparazzi and all, but I thought I would share a picture of my “home in the mountains”.

AND while I was at it, I thought I would share a second picture of my 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th homes as well.


We had such a great time at Tweetsie!


While we were there, we got to. . . . . . . . . . . .

Let our 3 year old son play with firearms . . . . . . . . .

Lock our children up . . . . . . . . . .

And even embarrass my husband.  *Don’t ask me what the girls are doing???

So I would say we had a fantabulous time!


Check out part 2 tomorrow.  (Grandfather Mountain)  : )



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