My daughter and I disappeared to Laurel Springs, NC a few weekends ago with my father and stepmom. My husband had to stay back due to work but I took it as the opportunity to be independent and take my first road trip with my little one.
Traveling with a toddler is not easy. B is so easy, but sometimes life happens and seven hours in the car is a long time for anyone! She threw up for the first time on the way there and it was so sad but she was such a trooper. I think it was a toss between reading books and watching Frozen that upset her belly. We survived though!
We arrived late the first night and I couldn’t wait to see our surroundings the next day! Having grown up in rural Maine, I love the mountains and the outdoors. I’d move to the mountains in a heartbeat.
The first day we went the to Brushy Mountain Apple Festival. I bought so many crafts! I really enjoy buying homemade items for the holidays. It adds warmth and hominess. B thoroughly enjoyed the music and the apple cider. I bought so many apples. I’m still baking with them, haha!
The next day we drove around visiting all the sweet little towns in the area. We drove to Banner Elk, Boone, and West Jefferson. Man it’s beautiful up there! It was rainy and overcast but that didn’t stop our explorations. I honestly think it just adds to the experience. Charleston hardly ever feels like fall or winter, having the rain over the weekend while in the mountains made me feel right at home (Maine home that is lol!)
B and I left Monday morning. We enjoyed delicious treats, amazing accommodations, wonderful family time making memories, some classic cars and she got to add another experience to her little world. She slept like a champ all three nights and the ride home was just the two of us, no traffic and a lot of “Love is an Open Door” and “Charlie Brown Christmas”. My kind of road trip.
One of the things I loved most about the area was the Christmas tree farms everywhere! Wouldn’t it be awesome to own a Christmas tree farm?! I’m obsessed. Where do you get your Christmas tree?
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