Road School Adventures – Tennessee Bound!

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A few months ago my family purchased a travel trailer.  Since we are now a family of nine, we decided to look for a more economical way to travel.  I discovered that campsites can be rented for as low as about $25 in some areas.  Yes, please!  We decided to take the plunge although I’m not much of the camping type.  I hope to chronicle some of our adventures here.  Sometimes the posts might be home school related, and other times, they will simply be about fun!

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Our ride.

On our first excursion, we decided to travel to Pigeon Forge.  I adore the Smoky Mountains, and this destination is fairly close to our home in northwest Georgia.

Ladies, it was fantastic  to be able to just pack all of our belongings directly into the camper!  We brought along our favorite movies, toys, and books.  The trip was uneventful, and we set up camp at Clabough’s Campground.

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On the first evening, we decided to tour Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We saw an abundance of deer, along with a fox.  We toured a Primitive Baptist Church.  Walking around the cemetery was sobering, several infants were buried there.

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It was a treat to drive “the loop” at dusk.  It was one of the first days that really felt like spring!

Once we arrived back to our camper, we discovered that we really needed a fan and a more comfortable bed!  After one sleepless night, we went to Walmart and purchased a small desk fan and mattress topper.  Later in the day we also discovered that there was a gas leak when we arrived “home” to the smell of gas and an alarm sounding.  We turned off the gas and stayed away from the RV  for some time.  This was disheartening since our camper is new.  But on the bright side, I was able to overcome my fear of bathhouses in order to take a hot shower.  (They really aren’t that bad!)

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The next morning we also visited Goats on the Roof, where my children, well, fed the goats of the roof.  We also rode the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster which was a blast!

Above all, I was so grateful to spend a few beautiful days in the mountains with my family.  God is so good, and His creation is breathtakingly beautiful!

I hope to share more of our trip soon, thank you so much for stopping by!

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)

Written by Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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About Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at www.childrenareablessing.org. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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