When I was in the process of planning our vacation, I kept everything a secret from Katie and Kellie about what we were going to be doing. We took off Thursday morning for the Ocoee river in Tennessee for a wild adventure whitewater rafting. This is something I have always wanted to do and I wanted to experience it with my girls. We had such a good time. This river has some class III and IV rapids on it and you would have thought we were pros. I would highly recommend this river for anyone feeling froggy. (That’s me in the red shirt and white legs)
After we finished our rafting we headed over to Bryson City, N.C. were we stayed at the base of the Smoky Mountains at a wonderful little cabin. (http://www.greatsmokies.com/peacefulcreek) I had the opportunity to take my nephews on their very fist tubing experience. It was priceless. They were scared to death the first time down, but just like ducks in the water they were ready to go again and the second day we had a blast. By this time Mom and Dad had met up with us at the cabin. Mom has always wanted to take the train ride that leaves from Bryson City so that’s what we did.
We got up on Friday morning and boarded the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. it was a good time for all as we went by some mountain lakes and waved at people rafting down stream. it was slow paced but that’s why I enjoyed it so much.
After some more tubing and a trip up through the Smokey Mountains we were ready to head back to good old Georgia, but we weren’t done yet. We had to stop by the Amicalolla Falls, the most beautiful water falls that I have ever seen in my life. We all got adventurous and hiked up the side of this wonderful mountain with the water falling right next to the path. A picture is worth a thousand words!
Well this has been our great adventure of 2011. I believe it is one for the history books in the Sizemore family. I have more pictures and stories on tap for those that are interested.