Our first stop was Clayton, Georgia. Rudy has been talking about Rabun County, Georgia, for like a year now; since the town of Clayton is less than 2 hours from Gatlinburg, we decided to stay there for 2 nights. The minute we pulled in, I knew it was a good call! It was a gorgeous cabin on a 25 acre farm that overlooked the mountains. We all had a peaceful, easy feeling the whole time we were there.
The next morning we cooked breakfast and headed to downtown Clayton.
Love these sweet boys...
After lunch & shopping downtown, the boys explored the mountain and sissy took a short nap on me in the hammock. We may just have to get us one of these!
The next day, we ate breakfast at the Dillard House. It was a beautiful place that offered a legit breakfast, horse back riding, and petting zoo. Not to mention, it was absolutely gorgeous!!!
After breakfast, we headed to Gatlinburg! The drive from Georgia to Tennessee will take your breath away. We got checked-in & called it an early night. The next morning, we headed to downtown Gatlinburg! Both kids loved it. The sky lift, looking in all the stores, and the aquarium were all so fun!
"Take my picture with Santa Claus"
Rudy's brother and his family came into town that night & we were so excited to enjoy the rest of our vacation with them.
I don't know who was more excited to see coco- dude or sister?!
Baby cousin love.
My favorite store & favorite tree at Dollywood.
I'm not gonna lie, as fun as Dollywood was, it wore us out! We decided to have a relaxing day the last day of our trip. The kids had a blast at Mammy & Pappy's theatre room in their cabin!
I'm so glad we were able to spend this special time with family. Family is everything. The next morning, we threw the kids in the car & drove home.
My sweet SIL bought me this ornament with our names on it & reminds me of our trip every time I look at it. It's the small things that make me happy:)
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