Roadtrip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and a little Nashville Hot Chicken on the way

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Hope you all had the best Thanksgiving! My kids had a whole week off for Thanksgiving, so we decided to have Thanksgiving dinner early and go be thankful up in the Smoky Mountains for a week! We’d stopped in Gatlinburg on the way to Washington D.C. once, and had the full Jack Skellington reaction of “What is this place??” We went back the following summer and gave it a proper exploration. It is the perfect blend of cheesy tourist stuff and amazing natural resources. Great family spot. We decided to head back and rented an Airbnb up in the mountains. Continue reading “Roadtrip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and a little Nashville Hot Chicken on the way”

Road trip! Jen’s Salami and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Garlicky Mayo recipe. Hiking in Big Bend National Park.

We put 29 miles on our hiking boots over Thanksgiving week down in Big Bend National Park in west Texas. Just what the doctor ordered. Whenever we go on a road trip, I pack our family favorite, Salami and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Garlicky Mayo. Holy yum, batman! All it needs is some strawberries and grapes to go with it. And if you’re a hiker, stick around after the recipe, and I’ll tell you all about Big Bend. Continue reading “Road trip! Jen’s Salami and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Garlicky Mayo recipe. Hiking in Big Bend National Park.”