We’ve looked forward to this for about a year, and it’s so hard to believe that in just four weeks we’ll be headed on an epic road trip: we’re off to the Great Smoky Mountains! The four of us, along with nine friends (and four more who will meet us there) will be spending a week in Sevierville, Tennessee!
We are so excited, not only because this will be the first trip we go on with all our dear friends, a trip years and years in the making, but we’ll get to possibly play in the snow! (The boys are counting on it. Mother Nature, please don’t disappoint them!). On our agenda so far is snowtubing at Ober Gatlingburg, visiting different nearby trails and a couple of waterfalls within Great Smokey Mountains National Park, and some ziplining. The rest is up in the air, we’ll play it by ear.
I’ve been stressing over making sure we are prepared for the weather, these South Florida folks don’t own very many winter clothes. Fortunately, when we were last in Orlando we hit some great sales at the GAP outlet and stocked up on quite a few things for all of us. We scored some great winter boots online yesterday (thank you, Black Friday sales!). I’ve got a list of all the things we need to take to make us comfortable in our cozy cabin. We’ve prepared a very rough budget to reflect gas, tolls, meals and other spending. Do you have any other tips for us?