Travel Journal Part 2

 Ok, so we were talking about our travels before hitting Europe when I got sidetracked by all the house hunting fun.  Where were we?  Hmmm, that's right, we were leaving Alabama and heading to North Carolina for leg 2 of the trip.

We left Alabama the morning of the 26th in October and drove to the beautiful town of Asheville, North Carolina.  I know there are many fans out there of Asheville so yes, I enjoyed it enough for all of you.  :)  We got to visit with Nana and Great Grandma Beans out there and just had an all around relaxing time.  We stayed in Nana Bean's new house up on the family farm in the mountains where our retirement home will be in about 7 years.  It was so nice to get a taste the days to come sitting on the porch in the cool autumn morning with coffee watching the sun rise over the mountains and lighting up the trees.  Mmmmmm, I miss it already.

Wednesday we got to visit with Papaw Bean and have lunch at one of our favorites, Cracker Barrel.  I mean really, who doesn't love Cracker Barrel?  The babies Bean had fun drawing/coloring and climbing on Papaw.
  Yes, both kids are lefties.   

Thursday, we went fishing.  This was the kids first fishing trip and they had a BLAST!  We went to this real cute town that had a nice little Trout fish farm and the kids each caught 2 fish and I caught 1.  I love to fish too so I had to catch one to get my fix too.  By the end of the day we were all smelling of fish.  We took the fish back to Great Grandma's house and she fried it up real nice for us.  Mmmmm, tasty!

    They had so much fun!  

Friday we went to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.  A mainstay for Nana and the kids are in love with Dollywood now.  We always visit this exotic petting zoo first and then enjoy Dollywood later.  Nana also always gets us a room at this resort there that has a great indoor water park that Baby Bean enjoyed immensely.

That weekend we came back on Saturday and then visited the church Fall Festival on Sunday before trick-or-treating around town with my 2 favorite super heroes.  :)

The rest of the trip was spent relaxing, enjoying Nana's new digs and shopping with Great Grandma.  We also were able to spend a couple evenings with big extended family dinners and a couple evenings with the two Uncle's and their Mrs.

Next week, as I will be gone the rest of the week for Thanksgiving celebrations around Germany and Belgium with family and friends, we will continue with Chicago and the flight here.  We also hit up the Biltmore House while we were in town, those pictures will be later.  :)



Blogger Lynn said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Emily! I've enjoyed reading of your adventures leading up to heading to Germany. I'll look forward to more.. and moving into new house pics to come as well? : )
Take care of each other!
Love and Hugs,

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