My parents bought us tickets to ride on the GSMRR with them. We knew we’d have to squeeze the trip in between Carter’s last day of school and “too late” to be traveling 3 hours from home before Anna is born! We chose June 6. My parents headed out from KY and we headed out from home, taking some scenic drives. We met up in Bryson City, NC on Sunday and checked into our motel. After the kids swam in the pool for a while, we went out to eat at Pizza Hut.
On Monday, we headed over to the train depot. We had some time to visit a neat bookstore just across from the depot. I found so many books I would have liked to bring home with me! We boarded the train around 10am and left around 10:30.
There weren’t many people on the open air cars. It had been pretty hot, but the breeze and the shade on the cars kept it absolutely beautiful. The scenery along the way was unbelievable.
We stopped for lunch at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. We got to see lots of white water rafters on the river.
After lunch, we headed back. It was getting quite warm by this time and I got fewer pictures on the way back!
When we got back to Bryson City, we parted ways, and set out for home. Mom and Dad will be down at the end of the month to watch the girls and Garrett when Anna is born. Thanks for the trip, Mom and Dad! 🙂