Home for the Holidays: Great Smoky Mountain National Park

The holidays are always a special time of the year; family get-togethers, lots of food, gifts, all the good stuff. We wanted to make it a little bit, ok a GREAT bit, more special and this year we spent Thanksgiving in the Great Smoky Mountains.

We’ve been wanting to share these photos for a while, but with the recent fires that spread throughout the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, it didn’t seem right. We left the mountains about 24 hours before the blaze started wreaking havoc. Today, parts of the park and city are being opened back up to the public, making it finally seem like the right time to share our experience with y’all. We won’t waste any more time with words, just enjoy! šŸ™‚

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Laurel Falls Trail

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Junior Rangers being sworn in

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The leaves actually change colors!
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Hopping rocks like “Super Mario” behind our campsite
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Built a few cairns for fun!
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Why did the turkey cross the road on Thanksgiving?

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Thanksgiving dinner in the mountains!
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Camp coffee is our favorite kind
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Teamwork makes the dream work! #chores

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Turkey should’ve crossed the road faster!

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Laurel Falls

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Atop Clingman’s Dome
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The view from Clingman’s Dome was outta this world!

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Cade’s Cove was stunning

We had the best Thanksgiving; and there’s a high probability that we will return next year. We’re hoping that we created a new Register Couple family tradition, here. Despite how beautiful the pics are, and even though the park has re-opened, help is still needed. You can find various ways to help here.

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you #OptOutside anywhere?

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