Our Second Honeymoon

So we are home now after a week of the cabin life in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It was a week filled of adventure, food, alcohol, relaxation, and maybe just a little bit of running.

We arrived Saturday evening after a 8+ hour driving trip.

We did divide up the trip with a quick visit to my cousin Kara's who lived about halfway between our house and our TN destination.

We arrived later in the evening and didn't get the chance to see what an amazing view we had, but what we saw in the morning made up for it!

But first, let me take a selfie...

One of the things the Smoky Mountains is known for is their moonshine. So we went to the Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg for a free tasting. It was also the only place that was selling alcohol on Sunday and we needed something to drink that evening.

We bought 7 jars because we are alcoholics wanted trinkets from our trip. Also, that was the day of our one year anniversary and we had to celebrate!

We then had dinner a the Smoky Mountain Brewery (we are alcoholics were hungry) and came back to the cabin just in time for the sunset.

We also enjoyed a replica of the top tier from our wedding made by Sugar Whipped out of Charles Town, WV. It was carrot cake with buttercream icing. YUM!!!

After filling up on moonshine and cake, we decided to sleep on the foldout couch. We had a better view of the cabin and a better TV to watch our movies off of. We watched Cars until we passed out.

The next day, I decided to take full advantage of the Whirlpool bath. Some people know that I am not a bath person (there was an incident which I will not explain here). I figured that since I didn't bring a bathing suite for the outdoor hot tub, I was going to do this instead. I also still had the best view ever.

And Peter was still around so we could talk, but he was busy playing video games while I relaxed. :)

Later that afternoon, we went to the Smoky Mountain National Park and hiked. I was getting restless since I hadn't run for over a week.

We also went to the North Carolina/Tennessee border. It was 5,000 ft in elevation. Amazing!

That's also where we found the Appalachian Trail.

We contemplated on hiking it home, but then decided the cabin life was far more desirable.

In the mornings, I decided to do restart the 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene and do some meditation on the deck.  I had to keep my mind at ease since I was stressing about my foot injury.

On Tuesday though, I decided to do some running intervals on the road outside our cabin. I spotted this turtle and used it as my turn around spot.

We also went on a biking adventure that day, which I don't have any pics of...thank God! It was an embarrassment of my ability to do anything remotely close to actual mountain biking. So we pretty much called it a fail, but laughed about it nonetheless.

The next day, Peter and I went on a 1.5 mile trail run. I was officially out of the 10 day resting period. My foot still didn't feel perfect, but I was able to do pretty well. I felt really out of shape though.

That evening, we ventured out to Margaritaville since neither of us has never been and ordered the biggest/strongest margaritas they had.

They came in these blenders that we could keep!

We were completely hammered for the greater part of the evening.

On Thursday, our final day, we went to Gatlinburg to try their Alpine Slide. I did one in Killington, VT years ago, so I was a bit nervous how this one would compare.

It was fun, but not as scary as Killington!

We didn't get into much more after that evening and just chilled at the cabin and enjoyed our last sunset.

I vowed that evening that I will have a cabin and a view like this in my future. My NEAR future.

Any who, now that we are home, I am running again, but I will have to get to that later...that's a whole separate post! Same with the news of our new family member! Stay tuned, friends! More to come!!!

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