Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Smoky Mountains Visit

After we visited New Spring Church we headed over to check out the Great Smoky Mountains since it is Will Jr's school holidays. Sunday night we actually stayed in Hendersonville. Needless to say we felt very much at home.

Monday morning we drove Henderson County; through Bat Cave to the Chimney Rock National Park. From there we drove north to Asheville and on to Cherokee (Nerida was dying to visit the Casino) and had lunch there before driving into the Smokies.

The boys loved the fair dinkum Flint Indian Arrowheads they bought from an Indian.

We loved driving through the bush and it was amazing to see the mountain streams and waterfalls. We nearly got bogged stopping on the side of the road, lucky we grew up on dirt roads and know how to navigate mud patches.

We finally arrived at Pigeon Falls and had dinner at the Cracker Barrel (Will and Fergus' favourite). We then tried to get to sleep at the hotel, but alas, there was 10,000 teenage Christians from Alabama also staying there for a youth conference... needless to say, we did not get too much sleep. They had a good time though. I'll post on Tuesdays adventures tomorrow.

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