Tennessee Smoky Mountain Cabin Trip
Hello fellow bloggers, I hope you all had a happy new start to the new year. As for me, these past months have been hectic. 2018 was a rough year. A lot of things had happened so I’ll just move onto the positives.
This past November to December, I’ve been staying with my sister in South Carolina. Her family move there earlier last year. It was nice to be able to get to spend as much time as I did with my sister and my nieces.
During my time there, we took a trip to Tennessee and stayed in a cabin up in the Smoky Mountains. The drive took about 4 hours. It was an amazing, remote location, the view was beautiful, and the cabin was cute and cozy.
It rained during our visit so we didn’t get to hike the Smoky Mountain National Park like we had planned to. It also snowed during our visit which I didn’t expect since it wasn’t as cold as I’d thought it would be, but the snow actually stuck enough to build a snowman. I’ve seen snow before when I was younger but through a window and not actually stepped foot on it. This was actually my first time experiencing snow.
I wasn’t even dressed properly for snow weather because I’m a Floridian. We don’t do winter, it’s my least favorite season. I love the warmth of the sun beaming on my skin. I don’t own any wool socks, fleece or thermals, snow gloves, or snow boots. I wore my llama onesies out in the snow. My hands would get cold while taking photos but other than that, the weather was pretty bearable.
The drive back took us longer than expected because of the snow and ice on the roads. It probably took us about 5 1/2 hours since we took a wrong turn and ran into some bumps along the way. We wanted to make it back to SC before nightfall since the sun starts setting at 5 pm but we were taking extra precautions. I must admit that it was worth the extra hours because it was one of the most scenic drives I’ve been on.