Thursday, October 25, 2012

Weekend get~aways!

A weekend getaway to the Great Smoky Mountain Wilderness.
I believe in weekend getaways.  I believe in getting away from the ins and outs of the everyday hustle and bustle of life. I believe in getting outside in nature, away from the TV and the ipad and the PS3.  I believe that sometimes, a long weekend is all you need to rejuvenate your soul and revive your spirit and propel you forward until the next little escape.
This past weekend, my family headed to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. We stayed at a fabulous resort with Uncle Michael and Aunt Karen. It had an indoor waterpark, high ropes course, mini golf, laser tag, and bowling alley. We had so much to do in the resort alone...and then there was the splendor of the fall season in the surrounding towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  We did a little sight seeing and people watching and outlet shopping.  We also did a little hiking and playing outdoors in the most beautiful places where the leaves were at their peak. The weather was warmer than expected and the sun was shining.  We really couldn't have ask for better conditions.

Today we are home and back into the swing of  the every day happenings. The kids have a little bit of school work to make up, there is no food in the pantry, the yard needs mowing and life goes on. At least another weekend is almost here!
Where do you like to go when it's time to get~away?
Enjoy your day!

I'm linking up with alphabe-Thursday. The letter of the week is "W"! Come on over here to join the fun!


  1. wow!! lucky you! looks like a fabulous time for everyone!

  2. My husband visited the Smoky Mountains and loved it!
    I would like to go back with him sometime.


  3. sounds like great fun! We do trails around our town and enjoy's home but it takes us to new memories and great fun. :)

  4. No spas or waterslides in my get away weekends -I'd rather stay home, lol! I believe in getting away though, because I live in the city.

  5. I can never find a weekend to get away like that. Maybe it's just my mindset, but if I lived within a rock's throw of the Smoky Mtns, you can bet I'd find the time!

  6. Oh I do too! How wonderful for you!

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  8. oh the smokies are so beautiful!
    we love weekend getaways too and need to make time to do them more.
    looks like a wonderful time together.
    have a happy weekend jen.

  9. Oh, a getaway to the mountains sounds so wonderful during this time of year! So glad you and your family were able to escape and enjoy nature and one another. Mini "escapes" like this are so important to restore your body and mind!

    Have a great weekend, Jen!

  10. What a great getaway!

    Just hopped over from the comment you left on my blog from the Allume link-up. Nice to "meet" you. Your blog is quite cute and I LOVE your tagline!!! Hope we get to meet at Allume in the future!

  11. What a wonderful way to bond and escape the pressures of everday life!

    I admire that you do this!

    I should try to and do something like this a lot more than I do.

    Thank you for linking.