Mountain Trip with the Hensons

Last week we took a four day trip to the mountains of NC.  Check out some of our fun adventures…

Thursday we headed out with Nana, Grandpa, Aunt Caity, Uncle Chadd, and Parker.  Anna Claire and Charlie played games on the iPads, read books, and napped.  We stopped for lunch then finished the trip.  Check out the view and the cabin!!  It was beautiful.  🙂  We spent that evening at the cabin…coloring with chalk, blowing bubbles, playing pool, throwing frisbees, eating, drinking hot chocolate, and watching a movie.  carcabin5 cabin6 cabin4The next day we headed to Lake Junaluska.  We saw some ducks then headed out on the paddle boats.  Let’s just say that was quite the experience…whew!  Next we played putt putt, then tennis, then shuffle board.  We headed back to the cabin for lunch and quiet time.  We then went downtown Waynesville for a little shopping and dinner at this neat little pizza place. 🙂 When we got back to the cabin, Aunt Spencer and Mr. Brandon were there.paddletennis2 shuffle golftennispizzawaynesvilletire tire2cabin2porch

Saturday we packed up and headed to Cherokee.  We first went panning for gold/gem stones.  Then we watched some full blooded Cherokee Indians do some traditional dances.  Pretty neat!  Then we all went to lunch.  After lunch, Devin and I took our kiddos to the Oconaluftee Indian village.  It was so neat.  They got to see how they made canoes, fabric, beaded things, pottery, weapons, baskets…we also saw a reenactment of a council meeting and replicas of houses.  Charlie got an arrow head made by the man in the picture below and AC got a sweet little Indian doll.  🙂  We headed back to the cabin and all hung out there for dinner, games, and more.gold cherokeebear bear2 famindian4 indian3 indian2 indianpoolgirls

The next morning we ate breakfast, played a few games, packed up and started the trip home.  We stopped at a mall in Spartanburg and our kiddos loved jumping.  We also stopped to eat at Cracker Barrell…because…that’s just what we do heading back from vacation. 🙂cabinjump highcrackerbarrel

We had a wonderful time and are thankful for this time with family!

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