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4th of July, Part 2

Happy Friday, y’all! If you missed the first part of my trip recap, go here and check it out before you start today’s post.

The day after we went to The Track, we decided to venture over to Cherokee, North Carolina (it’s only about an hours drive). It was pretty rainy for most of the day (again), but we were able to stop at the Oconaluftee Visitor’s Center for some historical enlightenment in and around their building. While we were there, we were treated to a good ol’ fashioned “bring your instruments and let’s play” performance by some local musicians.

Our second half of the trip began with one of my favorite things: shopping! I’ve always loved shopping, but now that I have two girls? Yeah, I’m pretty much a goner for cute little girls clothes. Thank goodness for grandparents who can help me ease the financial pain of my shopping problem! 😉

We ate so much good food while we were away. One of our other favorite eateries is the Apple Barn Restaurant. You’ll definitely want to try their apple butter, apple fritters, and apple julep that come free with every meal.

On our last day in the mountains, we spent the evening at another kiddie-ride-go-kart-extravaganza place (because that’s what you do when you’ve got kids) called Fast Tracks, and, honestly, it was a nice break from wandering around the downtown areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

This was such a fun trip, I can’t wait to repeat it (especially when the weather isn’t such an inconvenience). Have you ever been to Gatlinburg? What does your family like to do when you go on vacation? Have a great weekend everyone!

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