Jun 282011
 
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Well, we did it. We’ve been saying we ought to try it for a long time.

We took the whole family camping.

In tents. (Isn’t our campsight  pretty? Cades Cove is a beautiful campground.)

And it rained…every…night.

But we still had a wonderful time.

We visited the schoolhouse where my grandfather attended: Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse.

This is the Walker Sisters Cabin. The Walker Sisters were my great-great aunts. My mother used to visit them as a child when they lived in this cabin. (They refused to move when the land was made into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park service agreed to let them stay until they died.)

Someone wasn’t up for the hike.

That same someone was still tired on the way home!

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  14 Responses to “Camping in the Smokies”

  1. I love camping, its so much fun! We didn’t go last Summer though 🙁
    Your tents are kind of weird. Our are wide and short, your are skinny and tall lol.

  2. How fun! Cades Cove is my mother’s favorite place on earth.

  3. your camp site looks so orderly – we tend to have stuff everywhere when we camp. Well done for taking a bub camping.

  4. What a cool trip! I love that you have roots there and can share that with your family. 🙂

    We went to Cades Cove last year. http://thelintonacademy.blogspot.com/2010/07/recent-field-trips.html

    Feel free to ignore the above link, I just wanted to share because we had so much fun there, too!

  5. What a great trip! Love camping! And your camp site does look pretty 🙂
    I love the screen tent you have…..good for keeping out all the extra visitors (bugs)! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  6. Oh my, what great history in your family. So glad you made it camping, sorry about all the rain. 🙂

    JoAnn

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  8. I love it! We have the tent…but nothing else. What a great memory you made. 🙂

  9. Now that is very interesting. I love that your aunts didn’t want to leave. And what an amazing mom you are to camp out with a baby. Reading this post makes me want to take my family on a camping trip. My husband would love it and so would they!

  10. Kristen, that’s so neat about your gg aunts living in the Smokies after the park was created. I’ve read about the park creation, some of the people who continued to live there … it’s such a fascinating chain of events. The land there is just wonderful (for farming, etc.), and I can only imagine how upset the people were when they had to move. We’ve vacationed there a few times but have never camped. Maybe next time. 😀

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