I just love road trips! This past weekend me and family packed up the truck and headed to the Tennessee mountains for a wedding of one of my wife’s cousins. The wedding was held in a town called Monterey which is….a little way out there. Total drive time was approximately 5 hours and amazingly enough the kids did awesome on the way up and on the way back. The road trip was filled with all the clichÃ© occurrences, “daddy are we there yet?”, “I have to pee”, “I’m bored”, etc. AND I loved it all. We got to stop and check out beautiful scenery and reconnect as a family. In the day to day scramble that has become life in the 21st century there is something strangely and perplexingly wonderful about locking yourself in a car for five hours with people you absolutely adore.
I hope that I can go on more road trips to scenic places like this in the future. I’ve included some great pics of the event!
On the road through the Tennessee mountains, North East of Chattanooga
Near Dunlap, TN – really beautiful. Stopped to take this by the side of the road
Old cabin on the property where the wedding was held
My wife extremely geeked out. I can see Steve Jobs counting his money in the background
The obligatory road-side pit stop. “Daddy I have to pee really, really bad!”
Look out point stop on the way back to ATL
No road trip is complete without Cracker Barrell and checkers
My youngest enjoying the Cracker Barrell rocking chair
Entrance to the where the wedding was held
Kids playing in the gazebo at the place we stayed
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