We just returned from nine days on the road!
We drove through 11 states, stayed in seven hotels, visited two great-grandmas, saw lots of family, and had the absolute best of times.
There is no way we could’ve had a better trip. It was truly the best.
We made memories we will have forever, and I’m so, so happy we did it!
And I learned something new about my kids: They are amazing travelers.
There was nothing they didn’t like. They loved everything! They loved every person! They loved every hotel swimming pool! It was like they were made for traveling. It was great.
We truly cannot wait to do something like this again.
My plan for blogging about this was to do it day by day, but day 1 was actually so insanely full of fun, I have to divide it up.
One blog entry cannot handle it! 😉
The purpose of this trip was to visit Kevin’s great-grandmas, who live in Illinois and Indiana. But we added some other stuff along the way, to help break up the trip with things we just thought the kids would be interested in.
So that first Thursday morning, we left here around 8:45 a.m. and headed up to Rock City.
We keep meaning to take our kids up to Chattanooga for a weekend, but we just haven’t done it yet — so we thought this little stop would be a perfect break for lunch. And I had never been to Rock City, so I was anxious to see what it was about.
Oh my gosh — it was amazing.
I can’t remember exactly, but I think we arrived around 11:30 and wanted to be back on the road by 1:30. I’m telling you this because we totally didn’t have enough time to see everything Rock City has to offer! But we had an absolutely amazing time. The kids LOVED it. Kevin and I LOVED it. We just kept saying that we couldn’t wait to come back someday to explore it all more. It was great.
It’s just like…a kids paradise. It’s nature, and beautiful views, and neat caves, and little gnomes hidden in every nook and cranny. There’s a Fairyland Cavern where you can see famous fairytale scenes throughout — and they are amazing! And a Mother Goose Village that was pretty much the coolest. It was just really, really neat.
We loved the “Fatman’s Squeeze” (Confession: I hate this name! I posted a pic of it to my Instagram and wanted desperately not to use the name. Ha! I think it’s gross or something. It gives me the creeps!) Anyway, it IS a really tight squeeze, which was just neat to walk through. The whole place was just beautiful.
We really enjoyed everything we did there. Definitely a great place for young kids, and the absolute greatest way to start off our road tripping adventure. The kids had so much fun, they pretty much zonked out as soon as we got back to the car to make our way to our first overnight stop. BEST EVER.
I’m so glad we saw Rock City! We can’t wait to see it again!