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My kids are hooked!

Belleville, Illinois
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My kids are hooked!

We took our 3 boys on their 1st Smoky Mountain tri in June then we went back in October. I fell in love the 1st time I visited 22 years ago and apparently my 3 year old has fallen in love too!

All he talks about are the mountains now. Last month we woke up and it was all foggy here. He said "MOM the smoke came up from Tennessee to us from the mountains!". He was so excited. Then we got a Christmas card last week from the 1st place we stayed in. He then proceeds to tell me he wants to spend Christmas in the Mountains. One of these days maybe my son.

He is already planning a summer trip back and all the rivers he is going to swim in again. Guess I better start planning too.

I'm an nature person and absolute love the Mountains. I'm so excited that my boys want to go back and spend more time in the mountains instead of places like Disney World and what not. Now they just need to get bigger so we can do more hikes :)

Thanks for reading I thought it was to cute not to share.

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1. Re: My kids are hooked!

That's so sweet! My kids always loved the mountains too! We have some good memories there as a family! Glad you do too!

Savannah, Georgia
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2. Re: My kids are hooked!

Obviously, you have raised some very intelligent children! ;)

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Awww. How wonderful! Start planning that next trip, Mom!


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Passing on your appreciation of the natural world is one of the best things you can do when raising a child. It makes my heart glad to see something like this. Thanks for sharing.

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5. Re: My kids are hooked!

That is too cute.... it's great they love such an amazing place. My kids love it too and it's like a second home for us.

Paris, Tn
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6. Re: My kids are hooked!

That's great to hear. You've already started what sounds like a "family tradition" with your family for years to come. Plus, after they have families of their own, they will have the smokies as their "family tradition". I can't think of a better place on earth to visit on a routine basis.


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The Smoky Mountain's are truly one of the great areas of the SE US as well as the entire country. I have 3 young grand children in NE Alabama that love to visit the Smoky's too.

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8. Re: My kids are hooked!

thank you for sharing...I'm so thrilled that you kids are enjoying the outdoors...especially the Smokeys.

Have you heard of the junior ranger program?


and here are 45 different resources available for kids


Encourage that interest...who knows...it could develop into a career for one of your kids! My fondest memories are camping with my parents and visiting national parks.

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