VALENTINE'S DAY GETAWAY IN THE GREAT SMOKIES
Today's been more of a struggle than most Mondays after coming back from a fun and relaxing weekend in Pigeon Forge. Tristan and I headed there Friday night and stayed at Berry Springs Lodge Bed & Breakfast. We stayed in a cabin with a fireplace, indoor jacuzzi, and amazing views. It was so quiet and peaceful. There were chocolate covered strawberries, a cheese plate, and s'mores kit in the room when we arrived, thanks to the best hunny ever. On Saturday, we enjoyed breakfast at the lodge and then headed to Gatlinburg to walk around and explore, grab a few gifts, and have lunch. From there, we went by our wedding venue and checked out some of the cabins we're staying in that weekend. We're SO excited for the whole wedding weekend because of how awesome the cabins are and how many fun activities there are nearby - horseback riding, zip-lining, fly-fishing, hiking, etc. We did a little moonshine tasting at Old Forge Distillery and had dinner at The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge that night. Sunday morning, we spontaneously decided to head to Cherokee to spend some time at Harrah's casino. We got there by driving 45 minutes through Great Smoky Mtns National Park and it was such a beautiful, sunny day and the most amazing drive. We stopped a few times along the way to enjoy the creeks, waterfalls, and views. We had a lot of fun at Harrah's and didn't make it back to Charlotte until about 8:30 Sunday night, after scooping our doggies from my parents.