What fun we had at DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon. We will need to go back! Our first real camping experience was a treat. The girls made friends in the camp ground (is anyone surprised by that?), so they had a blast having “free time” to explore the camp ground. It was super cold at night (38*), and with the wind howling up the side of the mountain, we stayed cold all night.
We hope you all have a very peaceful Christmas!
We took a little trip again this year before Thanksgiving. This year, we hit up Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. I was a little concerned about the weather since we were heading north, so we took the easy route and stayed in a hotel. I’m glad we did because it was very cold that week! We had a great time though, and I was glad to have some outdoor time. If you ask the girls what the best part of the trip was, they will tell you that it was the hotel pool. Oh well – you win some and you lose some.
We saw tons of wildlife during those few days. It was quiet and peaceful since no one else was there. The girls were a little nervous of the cave, and I was a little concerned that I was going to have to walk back up the 500+ stairs to get out, but no worries. We all survived. One more national park to check off my list!