Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our Family Vacation

{Thursday's By Tara} - A Thursday ritual. A featured post written by Tara; simple, special, extraordinary moments in soaping and life.

The many adventures of The Jackson family on vacation.
We recently returned from our 2 week vacation to the mountains.  It is quite an adventure taking 4 little boys, 2 parents, and 2 grandparents on a 13 hour road trip.   

Our first stop was in Blue Ridge, GA where we stayed in a log cabin that sits directly on a beautiful river that is in the center of all the tubing, kayaking, and fishing fun.   My boys spent the days hiking up the river with their poppy and daddy and then tubing back down to our cabin.  They enjoyed fishing also, although they didn't have much luck catching our dinner!  We enjoyed hiking, but with a 20 month old along for the trip, it ended up being a 1 time thing.

We made a stop in Pigeon Forge to celebrate my oldest son's 9th birthday at the Smoky Mountain Knife works and Bass Pro Shops.  He went through the pocket knife safety course at Cub Scout camp this summer, so he was prepared for getting a brand new  pocket knife!

Our last stop was in Sapphire, NC to stay at my grandfather's cabin for a few days.  My family has been visiting there since I was 2 years old, so it’s a huge treat to be able to take my own kids their now.   We took a few day trips, and we spent a whole day in Hendersonville, NC.  If you have never been there before, it is a neat little town that you should definitely visit.  They have a beautiful downtown shopping area that features a throwback soda shop, an awesomely delicious bakery that bakes everything from scratch, an entertaining toy store that allowed my kids to touch and play with anything (which is always a good thing), and a huge general store called Mast General.  The streets are lined with bears dressed up to represent different stores and local organizations.  My boys made a game out of posing with each bear along the way!

I hope that everyone is able to enjoy some time with your own families this summer, whether on a road trip or just staying at home.
Where has your summer taken you?

1 comment:

Getting Hooked said...

Looks like you had a great time!! We love north GA, especially Helen!! Thank for following my blog... got you in the drawing :-)