but there's a mama very close Gabriel do you see it babe are you really need to get my phone I don't know but he is oh my goodness I can't even think I gotta put you down so today we are exploring Danko and it is I think one of our favorite places in Tennessee it is a beautiful beautiful area the Cades Cove is just a long loop I don't even know how long it is 11 miles there you go thank you 11 mile loop you can drive the whole thing there are places where you can pull off like we just passed some people who's petting some horses there are hiking trails within this loop there's some old houses that you can go into some old churches some cemeteries and there's lots and lots of wildlife which is what we're looking for today again if you don't know we drive a one-ton dually and it's a little tight for driving these roads and finding a place to pull off the kids wanted to stop at the horses but there was no way we were gonna be able to do that with the size of rig we have because it was already cars on the side and we just we're just too large of a vehicle and so now we're contemplating buying a Motorhome no not really we said that but as soon as I said it I changed my mind cuz I love our house I love our pizza and I love our big jackass country we are gonna check out this place this beautiful beautiful beautiful area we can see some bears she's embarrassing we might go on a little hike we did a hike here several years ago I think this is the second time we've been here and we hiked back I think it's called Abrams Falls great big waterfall I think it's probably a good mile or a more of a hike back well worth it if you ever get the chance to go but the only way that I'm gonna do that is if daddy goes ahead and approves that everybody can get wet because you can't hike to a waterfall tonight don't you get wet kids smile so see that thing mama would say let's jump in with our clothes on daddy will be saying blah-blah-blah-blah-blah and so I don't think we should hike and run ourselves and Wow what this place does have quite a bit of because these roads are one lane roads because if you do want to drive slow they have plenty of little pull offs like I just was driving slow and again actually kids burger yeah it doesn't it doesn't take long we lied I'm not in a hurry and some of these people are trying to get to maybe a specific hike within the park so yeah so you try to get you try to get to a hike early quickly so you can get out there and get to it for us we're just kind of slow and sightseeing so we're pulling over and letting people pass us so it's a nice little gesture to just let the people on around because we're driving like Grandma and Grandpa today in fact I've got the Eagles song take it easy in my head for some reason we're just so easy I used to be singing I'm in a hurry to get them I was getting hit in the head with a sword so one of the things that is tough about our being with kids is finding activities that kids will enjoy our two little ones our biggest ones back there they don't care too much about driving around and looking at the pretty trees and the mountains and the valleys and if there was a bear out there they would pay attention but where's buck the Bears and tell them when the Bears are around yeah so I think that's the hardest part it's because there's a lot of things that Lane and I would absolutely love to do like we just stopped at that church we walked to the church Grady didn't get out and come with us bit leyland chasin did but they didn't care nothing about it but there's just things that way and I would like to do but the kids are bored or it doesn't interest them and so we have to compromise sometimes and find things that Lane and I don't really want to do but the kids wanna do but like yesterday was a kid day and they just got all they care about to run bikes go to the pool and they like doing fun hikes like when we can jump in waters like that but yesterday was a kid day we did what the kids loved went to Gatlinburg last night was probably one of my favorite nights Evers of our whole trip Impa thin today we're driving around Cades Cove and doing and they're able to have way more TV time than they're usually able to happen because I'm trying to remember being five and seven years old that this probably would be boring but hopefully we see some more wild like the stuff that'll be a good little person excited and it makes me excited to come back when they're over and we things like whitewater rafting and things that I've big enough for you and like once they get a little older we can use a lot of this for now he's going field trips which American everything that's something else we're having to get adjusted to is that what day is well it's like we're retired but we're not we still work with that we learn to you like careful we have learned that we like to go places like this during the week where when all the other kids and parents are in school and in office shops and stuff like that because otherwise it'd be so crowded and then we like trying to just say good on the weekends and everybody else is not about boy I'm sweating now but anyways yeah so we try to go either play like busy places during [Laughter] so while we were inside the visitors center I picked up a cades cove book and found out a little bit of history about this I don't member the guys name but a gentleman back in the 1800's acquire about 1821 acquired I want to say over 1200 acres of this land through some sort of a treaty but anyway and then by the 1900's there was about 700 people that lived inside of Cades Cove it was they said 129 families but then in the 1920s and 30s this land was taken by eminent domain through the state of Tennessee which later became part of the Smoky Mountain National Forest Great Smoky Mountain National Forest water is coming from a creek up there and they have trapped it where this water will come all the way down this is how the Empowered machine back a long time ago it was they use water to do it in that pretty neat so they have a little demonstration here to where you can actually still see how this mill operated it's actually operating right now and it's really a great lesson teach the kids because Grady's understanding how it all works now well see they put the corn in up there that wheel spins and grinds up that cord and then there greater you can see words actually comes up see that corn gets ground up see how it's coming out right here let's see how to shoot now that's just like the flower that mommy uses to make biscuits so far away but there's a bear honey I use you dude but still doesn't actually I can see it better with my eyes and what my camera can see it so anytime the traffic has stopped you know you're missing submission something there's something up ahead for those of you that know me you know that I'm terrified of bears but those are only the dead mean-looking ones the best pro I'm not scared traffic's moving slow so there's something definitely up here that everybody's checking out and going real slow and looking at so hopefully we about time will get up here just to be there so jafek has officially stopped yeah we didn't but I was doing a time-lapse to see how long it took us to get through this and I just go ahead and stop the time-lapse because we're moving so anyway people are now starting to get out and walk to where res is whatever is up here well whatever it was we missed it traffic is moving again and it's raining now so Cades Cove and you see something awesome look at it love it enjoy it snap a picture especially especially if you're just blocking the road for a long time no I'm just saying in the moment I hope we wouldn't we better not you win it right people are behind yeah that's true alright we gotta get yes we've seen the bear we gotta go Michael's afraid turn the generator on whenever for us why because these place mi might get mad cuz I know well if it's that night yes I don't want to be a rude neighbour have my generator yeah yeah anyway unfortunately we missed it maybe we'll see something else well it's raining good man you can't even see the mountain up there so this is probably gonna conclude yeah we'll get some coffee this is gonna conclude our Cades Cove adventure for today we had a wonderful time here we love Cades Cove if you're in the area Gatlinburg and Pigeon for an area you have got to come to Cades Cove it is well worth it expect to be here a couple hours at least at least and that's just if you're just driving through you know if you're not gonna do any stopping but anyway it's getting dark on us to start your reign anyway thanks guys if you watch this video if you liked it give us a thumbs up or subscribe over going really dark see ya
Cades Coves in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, is one of most favorite places to visit East of the Mississippi! Beautiful scenery, rolling rivers, lots of wildlife, historic sites, hiking trails and so much more to see and do in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee! On our visit we see a little bear cub, deer, got rained on, talked about RV life with kids, and what all Cades Cove has to offer and how to drive thru the park and enjoy the visit!
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