Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gatlinburg Vacation

The three of us took a vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee the week of June 20th. This was the first time we used our vacation network, and we were really happy with the services and the place we stayed. It was bigger than our house! We enjoyed a nice, relaxing week soaking up the sun and taking in the scenery.

Clayton and I in front of the cabin we stayed in for our week of vacation.
We took a hike to Grotto Falls. Clayton really enjoyed riding in the pack and meeting all the other hikers along the way. Brian enjoyed being able to hike with Clayton. And of course he liked their matching hats.

We reached the falls without seeing any bears. So I was happy. Three miles was just the right distance for a hike.

Brian took a morning hike to Ramsey's Cascades. It was an 8 mile round trip hike- not quite the entire Appalachian Trail, but it was enough for Brian. This is a stream he encountered along his journey.

Ramsey's Cascade- the pinnacle of the hike.

Clayton swimming with Daddy and enjoying his new "boat". The pool at our cabin was great so we spent some time there each day.

This was quite possibly Clayton's favorite part of our vacation.

Clayton and Daddy at Ripley's Aquarium. Clayton was actually enjoying this more than it looks like in the picture.

Clayton and Mommy at the aquarium.

Taking a ride on the saddle.

For our last dinner in Gatlinburg, Clayton loved his first taste of corn on the cob. Delicious and fun!


the Lady of Dragonwood said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! We tood the Grotto Falls hike, too, and it was beautiful. Did Clayton like going behind the waterfall? He is getting to be such a big boy.

Sara said...

Great pictures Rae! Thanks for sharing your vacation adventures!

Lana Joy said...

Love this! Thanks for posting!