We had a great trip this year. It had been a couple of years since we had been, and it was Sawyer's first trip- so that made it special for us. The first morning, we ate breakfast at The Apple Barn, and there was a creek across the street so we thought we'd let the kids look and take a few pictures.
Then, it was on in to Gatlinburg to the Ripley's Aquarium. The boys really seemed to enjoy it, especially the moving walkway that took you around the underside of the aquarium.
This is one of the only ones I could get of Sawyer because he was getting sleepy and wanted Heath to carry him the whole time.
The next day, we decided to drive through Cade's Cove, but when we got down that way, we figured out that they had it closed. Right before they made you turn around there was a big picnic spot that we stopped at so we could all play in the creek. It was cold as ice, but we got a couple of good pictures there. This was definitely Heath's and my favorite part of the whole trip. It was beautiful here and so peaceful even though there were others around having picnics.
After driving back from the Cades Cove area, we had some time to kill before dinner. Let me tell you- kids are crazy enough about candy, so what were we thinking taking them to the candy store before dinner when everyone was already starving?! There was this cute old horse outside that Sawyer wanted to get on, then decided he didn't like it so much. I love this picture. =)
We ended up driving home that same night, and it was so peaceful. The kiddos slept the whole way! It was a great trip, and I can't wait to go back!