We went to Gatlinburg over July 4th weekend with Nana, Grandad, Nina and her family and  Allison and her family. We had a good time! We went Tubing as a whole family, which was fun and some  family members thought was scary( I won't mention any names-Allison and Mom;). The boys loved it! Another day we went to Splash Mountain (Part of Dollywood) Waterpark. It was the best waterpark we have been to. It was huge, clean and just really super fun. No pictures of Tubing or Splash Mountain. I could not carry my camera for fear of it getting wet. Lastly, on the we way home we went on a trail -Clingman's Dome. JL was not that happy to be walking up hill, but he eventually got over it. He really enjoyed getting out the pavement and going on the Applachian Trail. We only stayed on the trail for a little while but both kids loved it!

At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point east of the Mississippi. Only North Carolina's Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) rises higher.

Clingmans Dome is a popular Park destination. Located along the state-line ridge, it is half in North Carolina and half in Tennessee. The peak is accessible after driving Clingmans Dome Road from Newfound Gap, and then walking a steep half-mile trail. A paved trail leads to a 54-foot observation tower. The Appalachian Trail crosses Clingmans Dome, marking the highest point along its 2,144 mile journey. http://www.clingmansdome.com/

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